A Moment's Grace
Boy & Bear Lyrics


I wasn't born this way
I've been living a lie they say
So when it brought me to my knees
Well, I had everything so tell me would you please
How could I possibly have needed so much more

The thing I was craving then
Was some kind of laboring
So I might find a friend
In all the aching in my muscles as they hurt
Oh won't you put my hands to work
To ease my mind

And you realize in a moments grace
You've been unraveling the fabric of your coat
And you pick a line down the wall and trace
Until the end
And when you walk back sorry
With a folding body
Like you should
No I am not
Gonna die this way

Maybe it was the mold you see
That was knocking the wall in me
And I forgot just what it was
That I had needed for all the time I'd been given
Maybe I'd forgot what living was now for

And you realize in a moments grace
You might just already be on to something good
And you pick a line down a cord and trace
Because you can
And when it comes back heavy
You'll be more than ready
Like you should
Cause I am not
Gonna die this way

Through a crack in the road it sprung
The seedling warm and young
Stretching out for the sun
It's August and I'm grinnin'
For this time I might be winnin'
As the moving lights that time of year lay still
And as my body changes a pace I seem to know again
That I am not gonna die this way

And I'll hold my misses
In a bed of kisses
Like I should
Cause I am not
Gonna die this way

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: DAVID HOSKING, JONATHAN HART, KILLIAN GAVIN, TIMOTHY HART

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Nanda Lakhwani

+Artem Podol It sounds like this song is about his faith. 


Initially he admits he "was living a lie", and "wasn't born into the fulfilling life he's now found". He talks about his rebirth, one he either took for granted or stumbled upon (it was a pleasant surprise), but satisfied his soul in a way nothing else could. "Well I had everything so tell me would you please how could I possibly have needed so much more?"



And now he knows he can't sit idly by. Something is tugging at him to move and create ripples. "So I might find a friend in all the aching in my muscles as they hurt oh won't you put my hands to work to ease my mind".


"And you realise in a moment's grace you might just already be on to something good" here I think he's professing his amazement at how his life has unraveled so purposefully.


"no i'm not gonna die this way" he's stressing a need to turn from his old ways and resonate with a higher purpose.


but that's just my take on it.



Jim Harper

Lyrics:

I wasn't born this way
I've been living a lie they say
So when it brought me to my knees
Well, I had everything so tell me would you please
How could I possibly have needed so much more

The thing I was craving then
Was some kind of laboring
So I might find a friend
In all the aching in my muscles as they hurt
Oh won't you put my hands to work
To ease my mind

And you realize in a moments grace
You've been unraveling the fabric of your coat
And you pick a line down the wall and trace
Until the end
And when you walk back sorry
With a folding body
Like you should
No I am not
Gonna die this way

Maybe it was the mold you see
That was knocking the wall in me
And I forgot just what it was
That I had needed to be for all the time I'd been given
Maybe I'd forgot what living was now for

And you realize in a moments grace
You might just already be on to something good
And you pick a line down a cord and trace
Because you can
And when it comes back heavy
You'll be more than ready
Like you should
Cause I am not
Gonna die this way

Through a crack in the road it sprung
The seedling warm and young
Stretching out for the sun
It's August and I'm grinnin'
For this time I might be winnin'
As the moving lights that time of year lay still
And as my body changes a pace I seem to know again
That I am not gonna die this way

And I'll hold my misses
In a bed of kisses
Like I should
Cause I am not
Gonna die this way



All comments from YouTube:

nonapritequestotubo

very good.

Gabriel Serrano

this song is therapeutic.

Brenda Cohen

Boy and Bear are unique, lyrics set to beautiful notes, hauntingly so at times. The beauty of music is such that you can interpret it however you want or need. This song speaks to me so strongly every time I hear it, thank you Boy and Bear!

Andy H

Heard this in Starbucks this morning. Never heard of the group or the song. Love it!

Hidayat Dzulhelmy

Nice song btw. I also heard this song in my Starbucks. Such a beautiful song yah. Such a relaxing song when i had a moron customer and this song played.

Tracy Hougum

Absolutely fabulous son. This Wisconsin girl can't get enough. Intoxicating!

Bryan Carpenter

One of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard.

No on3 Nobody

+useacondompeople "Chill in The Air" is amazing

useacondompeople

+Bryan Carpenter this song has a 'watery' sound to it. if u like this,then u should also like the singer- amos lee. check out his song- 'dignified woman' and 'violin' and 'chill in the air.' similar great stuff. not to mention 'no roses' and 'poison water' by the band- the builders and the butchers.from Oregon. Outstanding stuff..........!

infraredbob

I cried. yep. I love this band. yep. holy crap

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