And the Desert, It’s a hell of a Place to Find Heaven

Ok, so leave it to me to look at the bizarre element to everything, but this has been my favorite Christmas song this season. The Killers and Elton John provoking thought…about faith. Who’d have thunk it? Enjoy.

PS – If you’re still playing the game (see the game tab for details/rules), this one is a gimme.

Well your eyes just haven’t been the same, Joseph
Are you bad at dealing with the fame, Joseph?
There’s a pale moon shining above you
Do you see both sides?
Do they shove you around?

Is the touchstone forcing you to hide, Joseph?
Are the rumors eating you alive, Joseph?

When the holy night is upon you
Will you do what’s right?
The position is yours

From the temple walls to the New York night
Our decisions rest on a child
When she took her stand did she hold your hand?
Will your faith stand still or run away?

When they’ve driven you so far
That you think you’re gonna drop
Do you wish you were back there at the carpenter shop?

With the plane and the lathe
The work never drove you mad
You’re a maker, a creator
Not just somebody’s dad

From the temple walls to the New York night
Our decisions rest on a man
When I take the stand
Will he hold my hand?
Will my faith stand still or run away?

And the desert
It’s a hell of a place to find Heaven
Forty years lost in the wilderness looking for God
And you climb to the top of the mountain
Looking down on the city where you were born

On the years since you left
Gave you time to sit back and reflect

Better you than me

Well the holy night is upon you
Do you see both sides?
Do they shove you around?

Better you than me, Joseph

Well your eyes just haven’t been the same, Joseph

– “Joseph, Better You Than Me”…The Killers and Elton John, featuring Neil Tennent from the Pet Shop Boys.

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