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 Posted: Wed Dec 2nd, 2009 03:36 am
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RainyDayMan



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Tom W and I have been working on a version of this song which is still in progress. If you havent heard that version yet you can find the post here .

Whilst doing so, I took a bit of a side road to see what a more gospel style might sound like, so here is that version for contrast.


Redemption Road
Words & music Owen Hovenden
Piano arrangement Peter Wilson


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The sins of my life make a long and heavy tally
And the judge may find me wanting in the weighing of my soul
Its a long and foolish road my life steps have taken
Now I’m turned around retracing all the ground that I have lost

Though my time may be up before I’m home
I’ll take this road as far as I can go
One foot front the other down redemption road
One foot front the other down redemption road

Night is closing in, and a cold wind is blowing
Now I’ve left behind the whisky and the fire that it brings
Salvation’s out of sight, regret is but a token
Apologies unspoken won’t change a god damn thing

Though my time may be up before I’m home
I’ll take this road as far as I can go
One foot front the other down redemption road
One foot front the other down redemption road

I’m too old to be a sinner, too guilty to be free
May the grace of forgiveness be granted to me

Regrets don’t change a life, but they give a man direction
With the time that’s given to me I’ll undo what can be done
May the good lord give me strength, and bring me to my senses
To face my consequences before my race is run

Though my time may be up before I’m home
I’ll take this road as far as I can go
One foot front the other down redemption road
One foot front the other down redemption road



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