Jacob

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You were an off-white
Heading east and on the loose
What of your old life?
Does it bear consequence to you
You met a good wife
In seven years she would come true
Flesh of my own flesh
Blood of my blood what did you do?
What did you do?

You met a dark night
When you had earned your right to move
Was it your own right?
Or was it chosen there for you?
Behold the morning
The light came shining in the room
Your bride of weak eyes
Now is your turn to play the fool
Play the fool

You did some hard time
Seven nights for seven years
A man with two wives
The youngest one has gained your ear
The Lord has chosen
One is able one is tied
A man with two lives
Neither one is satisfied
Neither one is satisfied

You led a hard life
Work your hands until they bleed
Until the time’s right
To take your wives and sheep and leave
But your deceiver’s
Household gods are standing by
Fear of Isaac
Of Abraham is on your side
On your side

Heap and pillar
Put it there before you leave
A pillar
So that everyone can see
The pillar
Where you went west and he went east
The pillar
Put it there before you leave

As if to show
Neither one of you can lead
As if to show
Either one of you deceives
As if you know
For now the tribes are of your seed
And yes you hope
The Fear of Isaac does not leave
Yes you hope

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from Valley Maker, released May 21, 2010

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