Pipe Dreams​-​Single

by I am Pendleton

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"Pipe Dreams" © 2017 PLAY-IT-BY-EAR Audio. All Rights Reserved.



I took the first hardy pinch of life,
Packed it with the strength of an infant
Forbidden for children to light the fire
Living for the breath of the instant

Oh if for children understanding
Came as naturally as life
The constant innocent demanding
Could end all fighting and the strife

A Lady made of similar leaf
Pressed me with strength of a woman
The impression was only half deep
Although the effect was permanent

Oh if only mind and heart united
The wise and dreamers would lie,
Unencumbered by fleshy longings
In the crucible supply

The Depression compacted and made room
Held down with the strength of a grown man
My independence would be my doom
Might comes from a surrendering hand

If only the men knew when to unsheath
The sword of man and the Word,
Stupefied not would be our children
All would sing in one accord.

Give me the constitution to light the flame
My I be an aroma pleasing and true to thy name
May I breath you in
May you clear my mind

Copyright 2017 I am Pendleton


released May 15, 2017
All lyrics and music written by: Sam Wells



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I am Pendleton Chattanooga, Tennessee

I am Pendleton is my solo project that has evolved as I have evolved through life. I want my songs to be accurate in depicting the depravity of life through the lense of hope in something greater. I am just your average joe (well: Sam) who God has bestowed musical talent upon. And I am Pendleton is a way of me giving back to God and to everyone who has supported me throughout my life. Thanks! ... more

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