Silly Lad

Story Behind The Song

After 44 years as a Southern Baptist evangelical (Bob Jones University), I went through a major shift in my beliefs which led me through the proverbial dark night of the soul - only to come out into a brighter and more glorious realization - one river, many wells.

Song Description

This song is about the realization that what I grew up believing is not really true in any literal sense. I lost my faith and entered the dark night of the soul only to gain new insights and a new lease on life.

Song Length 3:55 Genre Rock - Easy Listening, Rock - Indie/Low-Fi
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Poignant, Composed Subject Change, Spirituality
Similar Artists Warren Zevon, Matchbox Twenty Language English
Era 2000 and later


Born in the sand
On the outskirts of logic
Dropped by the stork
On the doorstep of life

Schooled in a world
Full of prayer and magic
Hid from the truth
Of both joy and strife


Shame on me
Only saw what they
Said I should see
Faith of a child
For ignorance smiles
On a silly lad - a silly lad


Please won't you hold me as
I fall into doubt
Just let me hold you as
My faith runs out X 2

Raised by the rod
And the good book opened
To where we fly
And the stars fall down

Taught from the ancients
I believed them all
Of hell and the fall
And how the sun's not bound



Lyrics Vic Lee Music Vic Lee
Producer Studio Pros Los Angeles Performance Vic Lee

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