Boy & Bear Lyrics – A Moment’s Grace

I wasn’t born this way
I’ve been living a lie they say
So when it brought me to my knees
Well, I had everything

So tell me would you please
How could I possibly have needed so much more?

The thing I was craving then
Was some kind of laboring
So I might find a friend
In all the aching

In my muscles as they hurt
Oh, won’t you put my hands to work
To ease my mind?

And you realize in a moments grace
You’ve been unraveling the fabric of your coat
And you pick a line down the wall and trace
Until the end

And when you walk back, sorry
With a folding body
Like you should
No I am not
Gonna die this way

Maybe it was the mold you see
That was knocking the wall in me
And I forgot just what it was
That I had needed to be

For all the time I’d given
Maybe I’d forgot what living was now for

And you realize in a moments grace
You might just already be on to something good
And you pick a line down a cord and trace
Because you can

And when it comes back heavy
You’ll be more than ready
Like you should
Cause I am not
Gonna die this way

Through a crack in the road it sprung
The seedling warm and young
Stretching out for the sun
It’s August and I’m grinnin’

For this time I might be winnin’
As the moving lights that time of year lay still
And as my body changes a pace I seem to know again
That I am not gonna die this way

And I’ll hold my missis
In a bed of kisses
Like I should
Cause I am not
Gonna die this way