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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

I have loved Nickel Creek from the first time I heard their music. Produced by Alison Krauss they are "Newgrass" at its best. Their new album is not quite as far up the favorites list as their last one, but I loved this song:

Doubting Thomas

what will be left when i've drawn my last breath,
besides the folks i've met and the folks who know me,
will i discover a soul-saving love,
or just the dirt above and below me?

i'm a doubting thomas,
i took a promise,
but i do not feel safe,
oh me of little faith,

sometimes i pray for a slap in the face,
then i beg to be spared 'cause i'm a coward,
if there's a master of death
i bet he's holding his breath,
as i show the blind and tell the deaf about his power,

i'm a doubting thomas,
i can't keep my promises,
'cause i don't know what's safe,
oh me of little faith

can i be used to help others find truth,
when i'm scared i'll find proof that its a lie,
can i be lead down a trail dropping bread crumbs,
that prove i'm not ready to die,

please give me time to decipher the signs,
please forgive me for time that i've wasted,

i'm a doubting thomas,
i'll take your promise,
though i know nothin's safe,
oh me of little faith

I love it because it's honest, and because there have been times I have been exactly in the place...

You can listen to a short clip here

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