Lord, I'm discouraged The circles have sucked in her eyes Lord, I'm discouraged Her new friends have shadowed her light. Lord, I'm discouraged She ain't come out dancing for some time. I tried to light candles. But they burn down to nothing. She keeps coming up with
Excuses and half truths and fortified wine. Excuses and half truths and fortified wine. Excuses and half-truths and fortified wine. There's a house on the southside. She stays in for days at a time.
I know I'm no angel. I ain't been bad that way. Can't you hear her? She's that sweet missing songbird when the choir sings on Sundays. I'm almost busted. But I bought back the jewelry she sold. I come to your altar and then there's just nothing. She keeps insisting.
The sutures and bruises are none of my business. She says that she's sick but she won't get specific. The sutures and bruises, they're none of my business. This guy from the northside comes down to visit his visits they only take five or six minutes.
Lord, I'm sorry to question your wisdom but my faith has been wavering. Won't you show me a sign? Let me know that you're listening.
Excuses and half-truths and fortified wine. Excuses and half-truths and fortified wine. Excuses and half-truths and fortified wine. I know it's unlikely she'll ever be mine. So I mostly just pray she don't die.
On the vinyl edition of the album, Lord, I'm Discouraged is the sixth track; playing after Yeah Sapphire and before Both Crosses.