Essential Songs: I Want A Broken Heart by Derek Webb

Essential Christian Songs: I Want A Broken Heart by Derek Webb

I Want A Broken Heart by Derek Webb Derek Webb - I See Things Upside Down - I Want a Broken Heart

Derek Webb began his musical career with the well-known Christian band, Caedmon’s Call. In 2003, he left the band to create a successful, if controversial solo career, producing four studio albums and one live album.  In this beautiful offering from 2004′s I See Things Upside Down.  His 2009 release Stockholm Syndrome has been locked-up in a dispute so severe that his website was taken off line.  “I Want A Broken Heart” is a beautiful, quiet song about surrender in place of struggle.

I Want A Broken Heart
Derek Webb
I’ve got faith in the bank and money in my heart
I’ve got a calloused place where your ring used to be, my love
I’ve traded naked and unashamed
For a better place to hide
For a righteous mask, a suit of fig leaves and lies
I thought the cattle on a thousand hills
Was not enough to pay my bills
And i fell in love with those who proved me wrong
And now i want a broken heart
Now there’s a great pad lock
On the place where i was free
And i’m feeling bad from swallowing that key
Now i work real hard but i mostly call in sick
Of a broken back from the ground fighting back at me
I cannot look you in the eye
So i check the knots on my disguise
’cause i fell in love with fashion in the dark
And now i want a broken heart
I’ve got alibis for every crime
A sbustitute to do my time
’cause Your heart breaks enough on both our parts
So now i want a broken heart
Now i want a broken heart
Now i want a broken heart

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