Silent Tree Music - Song Lyrics
( Faust tale / legend revisited song lyrics )
PUT ALL YOUR BURDENS ON ME
Copyright © 1996 - MickTerry.com
The name is Festus Able. I've done the best I can.
But then, I got to thinking, "My best won't do this man".
Deep in a heap of trouble, with lots of things of need,
& all the more were things of want: there's more than mouths to feed.
I can't say I was happy or satisfied at all.
Each time I'd reach for something, I came up to a wall.
I prayed to everybody to lend a helping hand.
These words were spoken to me by some ungodly man:
A "Put all your burdens on me. Mine's just a nominal fee.
Let me take your troubles. Lay your problems down.
Mine is the better way, so let me take you 'round."
The Devil at my shoulder, a ghost at my right hand:
we stood upon the peak that gave a view of every land.
The Devil asked me sweetly, "What is your heart's desire?"
"Name any price; I'll pay. I'm good for all you may require."
B "Put all your burdens on me. Mine's just a nominal fee.
I've got all the answers: everything you need.
I'll give you what you want. I only aim to please."
I jumped to take his offer before he'd change his mind.
He followed through his promise and things fell right in line.
For quite some time I prospered and paid to him no mind,
until he came to tell me, "I've come to take what's mine."
I blinked & tried pretending like we had never met.
But shortly, he convinced me my time was really spent.
I pleaded, cried & begged him to take someone but me.
But from the smirk upon his face, I saw no chance for me.
"I bid you welcome to here. I know it's your first time.
I'll shortly get to know your face. You won't lose sight of mine.
You've all been dying to get here. It makes me feel just fine.
You've had your fun & games back there & now it's time for mine."
Copyright © 1996 MICK TERRY Silent Tree Music All rights reserved
[ Reprinted here by permission of the composer-lyricist ] BMI
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