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  1. Selfless Deed

From the album Beyond the Ash and Steel

Lyrics

The glow of the porch light is offering shelter
But tonight she’s unable to stop to go in
As the snow lays a blanket that covers her footsteps
She lifts her face - tears streaming
Up to the wind
With a head filled with shadows and a heart full of darkness
She sees no way but gone
But the kindness of a stranger
Came between her and the water
And gave her a shoulder and hope to go on

As he stood by the park bench and watched his boy playing
He wondered just how in the world he’d stay sane
With foreclosure a sure thing
And hunger a given
He ended another week jobless again
With a head full of nighmares and a heart full of anguish
He sees no way, no way but gone
But the kindness of a stranger
Came between them and the pavement
And gave him shoulder and strength to go on

(Bridge)
We end up on either side of
compassion or need
A little of both along the way
A life can be filled with fortune,
Through profit or greed
Or the power of selfless deed
He pointed the pistol
Demanded the wallet
And prayed he could take it and run with no fight
So he thought he’d gone crazy when the man took off his jacket
And begged him to take it for warmth through the night
With a head full of anger
And a heart full of skeletons
He sees no way without a gun
But the kindness of a stranger
Came between him and rap sheet
And gave him the wisdom and hope to go on

A life can be filled with fortune,
Through profit or greed
Or the power of selfless deed