The Woman at the Well – On the Edge of a Cliff

  
John 4:1-30 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+4:1-30​

Tucked away in the middle of The Streets fourth album, ‘On The Edge of A Cliff’ tells the story of a chance encounter which transforms the fortunes of someone caught up in the pressures and pains of life. As the subject of the song is reminded of their history they are given a clearer sense of their future and encouraged by a new appreciation of life.

  
I lay right there once 

On the edge of the rock 

I was ready to jump 

I was ever so lost 

But this gentlemen stopped 

And said something I never forgot 
For billions of years 

Since the outset of time 

Every single one of your ancestors survived

Every single person on your mums and dad’s side 

Successfully looked after and passed onto you life 

What are the chances of that like 

It comes to me once in a while 

And everywhere i tell folk 

It gets the best smile 
And then the old man walked away 

And out of sight 

Till the sound of him hiking 

Turned to the sound of silence 

I juss froze in a profound surprise 

And from down on my pride 

I found a smile to my eyes 

And for many days again 

I would be passing the same cliff 

And on many occasions 

I would chance on the same thing 

Laying in the moss 

In the same way I was 

Would be another man 

Looking like he needed a change of luck 

So I’d say I lay right there once 

On the edge of the rock 

I was ready to jump 

I was ever so lost 

But this gentlemen stopped 

And said something I never forgot 
For billions of years 

Since the outset of time 

Every single one of your ancestors survived

Every single person on your mums and dad’s side 

Successfully looked after and passed onto you life 

What are the chances of that like 

It comes to me once in a while 

And every where i tell folk 

It gets the best smile 
For billions of years 

Since the outset of time 

Every single one of your ancestors survived

Every single person on your mums and dad’s side 

Successfully looked after and passed onto you life 

What are the chances of that like 

It comes to me once in a while 

And everywhere i tell folk 

It gets the best smile

Author: duttyo

Methodist Minister serving in the Bradford South Circuit

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