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the old man

for years i had learned to hold him down
 swore i would never bring him around

 dug a big hole and threw him in
 never looked back , a new life had begun

 gonna live right for you , and the kingdom that i knew
 but on that day , just like any other day

 woke up to the fleeting thought
 of how it used to be , got cought up in the same old guy

 the ground was breached , the ole man cried
 free at last , i bought the lie

 for it was the time my soul would die
 and now the old man sighed

 i have freely given into this guy
 who was so wrong that it felt alright

 and now he is taken over
 my light is fading slower

 in the glow of my redeemer
 seems all is lost , from a pit i was tossed

 as i looked at this rockey bottom
 i realize that i have not forgotten

 the creator of the heavens and the earth
 by your hand you lift me up

 it was you who never gave up
 when i thirst you gave me your cup

 and i say i need you now
 on my knees i fall apart

 from this point i make a start
 to forgive myself and bury the old man again

 with you i finally make my stand
 so when he lifts his old guy head

 breach the ground of the dead
 it is you i will lean on

 for the old man was here
 now he is gone

 i am free
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