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temple of contradictions

(anne davis)

the story behind the song--

lyrically, like many of my songs, this was pretty much taken from my journal entries. this song is basically a prayer and one that i have prayed at least a zillion umpteen times.

musically, this song for some reason reminds me of the intros/altros that Saturday Night Live has played throughout the years going into commercials and back to the show.




who's this with a temple of contradictions?

no, that's not me, i'd never do that

don't try to tell me differently

don't make me face up to my hypocricy

i've been spitting into the wind

i've been chasing fire

this wandering heart of mine's

traded integrity for compromise



hey God, can you help these concrete feet

walk away from temptation Godspeed?

'cause i'm weakening

like the seams in my worn out faded jeans

hey God, can you come and clean up my insides?

i'm tired of whitewashing the outside

here's my unveiled heart

bleeding down my sleeve

can you hear it beating out

forgive me, forgive me?

can you hear it beating out

forgive me?


i say i'm an honest person

so when did my tongue become coated with white lies?

i say i'm a wholesome woman

so how come i've been in the dark too much with this guy?

i feel like a basket

that keeps trying to hold water

i feel like a traitor

who kisses his friend then turns him over





why do i do the things i don't want to do?

what pulls me away from demonstrating my love for you?

i'm a little embarrassed

i'm a lot ashamed

won't you silence this raging thunder

in this temple of contradictions?




written by anne davis

© sometimes i write songs (BMI)



drums-jason collum

electric bass-jr mcneely

acoustic/electric guitar-shane martin