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Why Me, Lord?

from Spiritual Songs by The Wayside

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    Additionally, a very limited "Special Edition Boxed Set" will be created for our most passionate fans, friends and supporters. The music is exactly the same as the standard edition, but ordering the Special Edition of the album will get you a hand-made boxed set that will include the full CD, a limited run 7" vinyl single of "Pass Me Not O Gentle Savior" with an un-released B-side work-tape of a song Michelle wrote since moving to Nashville (that may appear in a more fully produced form on a future recording.) You will never see this version of the song anywhere else. Also included in the box will be a stack of 12 photo cards (photos by Allen Clark) with essays about the songs, our history with them, and why we chose to record them on the back and a nifty, numbered, box.

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This Kris Kristofferson song has been one of my favorites for years. When we were pulling songs together last year for our Cornerstone set our friend Sean suggested this one. Great idea Sean!

lyrics

Why me Lord, what have I ever done
To deserve even one
Of the pleasures I've known
Tell me Lord, what did I ever do
That was worth love from you
Or the kindness you've shown.

Lord help me Jesus, I've wasted it so
Help me Jesus I know what I am
Now that I know that I've needed you so
Help me Jesus, my soul's in your hand.

Tell me Lord, if you think there's a way
I can try to repay
All I've taken from you
Maybe Lord, I can show someone else
What I've been through myself
On my way back to you.

Lord help me Jesus, I've wasted it so
Help me Jesus I know what I am
Now that I know that I've need you so
Help me Jesus, my soul's in your hands.

credits

from Spiritual Songs, track released January 1, 2010
Copyright 1972, Kris Kristofferson EMI ENTERTAINMENT WORLD INC OBO RESACA MUSIC PUBLISHING CO

John Thompson; lead vocals, gut-string guitar, harmonica
Michelle Thompson; backing vocals
Kenny Hutson; dobro
Jake Bradley; upright bass

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The Wayside Nashville

The Wayside is John and Michelle Thompson and the various friends and collaborators who have come alongside them over the past 28 years of rootsy music making. Originally from the Chicago area, they now call East Nashville home and they love it.

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