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Book Faded Brown


Written by Paul Jost. Paul Jost Music (ASCAP)
Album: Jubilation
The lyrics are copyrighted. Please do not copy or redistribute.


Another autumn night it's getting chilly
Birds are gathering round getting ready
The Moon and the sun are both so heavy
Barely off the ground
He's turning the wheels of his daddy's plow
Sowing the land that's been handed down
Singing a song from a book that's faded brown

Mary she's on the step she's waiting
Hair is like a light from heaven
The family comes together now
Believe in what they found
Grace is said at the table round
A prayer before they settle down
Side by side in a book that's faded brown

Have you ever wondered why?
There's a rainbow in the sky?
It's all the tears
That God has been crying
And it leaves the world
And it leaves the world
With a rainbow for a crown

Those that said, said they're the outsiders
Are only easy riders on a horse that's going lame 
For the way of the world is upside down
They can all hold hands
When they walk through town
Side by side with a book that's faded brown

[Garth accordion bridge]

Have you ever wondered why?
There's a rainbow in the sky?
It's all the tears
That God has been crying
And it leaves the world
And it leaves the world
With a rainbow for a crown
Whoa

By the way have I told you already
That his parents were buried by a tree that they loved
The way of the world is upside down
Even the flowers stood without a sound 
Pressed together in a book that's faded
Pressed together in a book that's faded
Pressed together in a book that's faded brown
Bound together in a book that's faded brown


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