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by Mark Heard.

“Sun comes up
Like a yellow bus
Tracking over oceans of dust
One day’s miracle is another day’s rut
But day keeps breaking like it always does

I’m not a loner
No sack-cloth and ashes
Just a heart on a tether with a vagabond mind
But this will be a broken man
Come shivering out of his wintertime

I’m a broken man, a broken man
Outcast on the outskirts of the promised land
A broken man
A broken man
A broken man

I have faltered in my strength
I have wanted to do everything right
I swallow hard while the second hand blinks
Shut the back door to keep out the night

Is it just a game
Is this a maze to lead me right back where I started from
This will be a broken man come shattered from this marathon

I’m a broken man, a broken man
Outcast on the outskirts of the promised land
A broken man
A broken man
A broken man

Maybe I fear the crush of guilt
I can’t take that kind of weight
Maybe I’m afraid when the thunder breaks
Scared of losing the things I love so much

I pretend I ain’t scared
I ain’t frightened by no third degree
But this will be a broken man come begging for your charity

I’m a broken man, a broken man
Outcast on the outskirts of the promised land
A broken man
A broken man
A broken man”

From his final album “Satellite Sky”

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