Sin For A Season (demo)

Lyrics that differ from the finished version are in italics/bold


There's a sweaty hand handling his cocktail napkin
'Come on up and see me' is scribbled on the napkin
'But you'd better ring twice'
Seven months after his little indescretion
He sits with his wife at a therapy session
For a little advice
'If the healing happens as the time goes by
Tell me why I still can't look her in the eye
God, I'm only human
Got no other reason'
Sin for a season

There's a shaky hand shaking with the hand of her hostess
Drank a little much, but she'll drive herself home
If she can make it to her car
She doesn't know nothing 'bout the boy with his daddy
Taking him home from a birthday party
But they don't get far
Now the years run together as her guilt goes wild
She still sees the body of an only child
'God, I'm only human
Got no other reason'
Sin for a season

Well, the lips say, 'keep us from the evil one'
But the praying hands prey on the people he's conning
To fill his pockets full of gold
Gonna get the Good Lord to forgive a little sin
Get the slate cleaned so he can dirty it again
And no one else will ever know
But he reaps his harvest as his heart grows hard
No man's gonna make a mocker out of God
'I'm only human
Got no other reason'
Sin for a season

Written by Steve Taylor © 1984 Birdwing Music/Cherry Lane Music Publishing Co., Inc./C.A. Music (ASCAP)

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