Without a Crown​-​Charla Bultman

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We drove half an hour in the van
Past suburban fences made of sand
They all spoke in tongues, all except Dad
Wasn’t elder potential so we left.

Fire and brimstone you had no proof
Your sons guilty faces just behind you
With the women you knew just what to do
Did our capability threaten you

I wanted a family not a feud
Two brilliant minds, a chasm through
You drove them away does that bother you
Yes man. Efficiency. Nothing new.

All the weight is sunk down
So carry me, without a crown
I was strong, I’m tired now
So carry me, without a crown


from This is Why I Left You, released June 19, 2015
Lyrics, Vocals and Piano by Charla Bultman
Lyrics, Vocals and Guitar by Tim Coons



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"This is Why I Left You: Songs for the Dones" is the soundtrack to the book Church Refugees. Each artist drew inspiration for their lyrics from quotes in Church Refugees about people who have walked away from organized religion, but not from God. It is our hope that these songs serve as a source of comfort and inspiration to those who have left and those who are thinking of leaving the church. ... more

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