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When You Cried When You Were Born

by Mike Indest

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From the Down The Line Christmas Compilation. Download the entire comp for free at downthelinecollective.bandcamp.com.

2016 Remaster


When you cried when you were born
Were you thinking of the crown of thorns
That would pierce your head when all the world was laughing

Did you know from the very start
Were you born with a broken heart
For a world to blind to see their Savior

Did you wake up in the middle of the night
with dreams of how it would end

Did your mother ever ask you why
Why you seemed preoccupied
And your hands always seemed to be shaking

Did you ever have any fun
Could you ever just kill the time
Or was every second a painful reminder

Every time you heard your dad pound the hammer down
Did it make you cringe at the thought

Did you ever want to run away
Did you ever get down on your knees and pray
Oh Father take this cup away

Wrapped up tightly in your mother's arms
Did you know you’d be rejected and despised


released December 10, 2015
Mike Indest - Vocals and Baritone Ukulele
Sean Severson - Production and all other instruments
Matt Crosslin - Cover Design


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This is indie rock that says something without shouting or faux-whispering. - Radio Eclectic

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