MIDDLE MAN

Story Behind The Song

THERE WERE TWO PRISIONERS CRUCIFIED ON CALVARY WITH JESUS. ONE ASKED FOR FORGIVENESS AND WAS RECIEVED INTO HEAVEN, THE OTHER REBUKED JESUS. THE LESSON IS NO MATTER WHAT OUR SIN HERE ON EARTH, GOD WILL FORGIVE IF WE ASK AND BELIEVE, AND NO MATTER WHAT........." THOU SHALT NOT KILL". I BELIEVE THIS APPLIES EVEN TO OUR GOVERNMENT WHO HIDES BEHIND THE SLOGAN "IN GOD WE TRUST". I THINK IT'S HIGH TIME WE QUIT TRYING TO METE OUT WHAT WE FEEL IS GOD'S JUSTICE AND JUST " TRUST IN GOD ".

Song Length 3:00 Genre Country - General
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Worried, Nonviolent Subject General, Candy, Sugar
Similar Artists Sawyer Brown, Michael W. Smith Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

THOU SHALT NOT KILL, BUT HE DID
WHER HE SITS IN A CELL
HE?S THE PRISIONER ON THE LEFT
TO HIS RIGHT WAS A PRISIONER DEEP IN PRAYER
THAT THE PRISIONER ON THE LEFT
COULDN?T HELP BUT HEAR

WORDS CUT THE QUIET DOWN THE HALL
FROM A THIRD UNLUCKY SOUL
THAT DIDN?T WANT TO HEAR AT ALL
THE HEARTFELT WORDS WERE MORE THAN HE COULD STAND
FOR THE PRISIONER ON THE WRONG SIDE
OF THE MIDDLE MAN

SECONDS RAN LIKE SAND THROUGH THEIR HANDS
FOR THE HOUR WAS UPON THEM
WHEN THEIR TIME WAS ALL BUT SPENT
THEY WOULD MARCH THEM OUT TOGETHER, UNTIL THEN
THE PRISIONER ON THE LEFT PRAYED WITH THE MIDDLE MAN

THE THIRD MAN OUT NEVER GOT
PASSED HIS ANGER AT THE WORLD
AT HIMSELF, AND EVEN GOD
HE TURNED A DEAF EAR ON HIS LAST CHANCE
BUT THE PRISIONER ON THE LEFT
FOLLOWED THE MIDDLE MAN

THE CROWD WANTED BLOOD, AND BLOOD ALONE
AN EYE FOR AN EYE WAS ALL THE WOULD ATONE
THE SHADOW OF THAT CROSS TO THIS DAY STANDS
DID WE NOT LEARN ON THAT HILL?
THOU SHALT NOT KILL
SAYS THE MIDDLE MAN

Lyrics JAY BROWN/ JIMBEAU HINSON Music JAY BROWN/ JIMBEAU HINSON
Producer JAY BROWN/ JIMBEAU HINSON Publisher 14TH PARROT MUSIC GROUP/ AMERICAN ROMANCE SONGS
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