The Promised Land

by Jason Myers

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from Week 3 of "Dare Me To Write A Song"

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“The Promised Land”
by Jason Myers
©5/6/2013

Early last evening I was walkin’ by the river
Headed down near the dock
wadin’ in the water with souls to deliver
Was a preacher man and his flock

But then I caught a glimpse of someone over on the side
Lyin’ down on the river bank
She had a smile and a body that she didn’t try to hide
Made me want to kneel down and give thanks.

As I stood there thinking this could be my lucky day
I heard some angels singin’ as she started comin’ towards my way

I’ve never been a religious man
‘Cause there’re too many things that I don’t understand
But as she was approaching me walking in the sand
I thought, “Glory Hallelujah! It’s THE PROMISED LAND!”

She had a heavenly body sent down from above
that was swayin’ to and fro
And eyes that revealed she was thinking of
thoughts sent up from below

I said
It’s nice to meet you but she simply told me “Hush”
Then she whispered things to me
that woulda made the Devil blush

I’ve never been a religious man
‘Cause there’re too many things that I don’t understand
But she kissed me on the cheek and took me by the hand
Then she led me down to THE PROMISED LAND

She took me back beneath the trees
And anointed my desire
‘Til the temperature kept risin’
to a baptism by fire

I’ve never been a religious man
‘Cause there’re too many things that I don’t understand
But then I met an angel who took me by the hand
And she showed me the light and THE PROMISED LAND

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released May 6, 2013

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Jason Myers

"Most of the music here are originals and unless otherwise stated, you choose to pay anywhere from $0 to "my kid's college tuition.""--Jason Myers

Jason Myers is a pianist and composer who has been performing professionally for over 25 years. He has an extensive repertoire of standards from the 1930's and 1940's. His compositions range from sentimental ballads to country novelties.
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