thanks to you
i’ve been down and dusted, found out and busted
who could have trusted me those days?
a lost soul, a sinner: loser more than winner
i moved within a foolish haze
and i have prayed 'o lord, forgive me'
though i knew no god could hold me in his sight
but i'm all right, thanks to you
now i did seek trouble, and was repaid in double:
fill it blind and that cup'll overrun
my will was broken, in endless night unspoken
till i awoke and saw the sun
and i have prayed 'o lord, preserve me'
as i lost control of my body and my brain
but i am sane, thanks to you
you had the love to reassure me
when i had nothing good to give
when i could see no future for me
you let me live, you let me live
now all is clearer, i can look myself in the mirror
and i live to steer another road
though the dark was frightening, now skies are brightening
and i feel the daily lightening of my load
and i have prayed 'o lord, you save me'
but my saviour's here: she's with me here on earth
for what they're worth, my thanks to you
written by tom yates 19 march 2003
tom yates – vocal, guitar, cellos, piano