Beautiful Danger​/​Poor Little Rich Boy (ACT I)

from by Brian Doerksen

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lyrics

THE YOUNGER SON My Beautiful Danger / THE YOUNG WOMAN My Canaan Prince / THE YOUNGER SON Where’s home? /
THE YOUNG WOMAN Every place and no place / Where there’s something to be gained, we go / THE YOUNGER SON When
there’s something to be lost? / THE YOUNG WOMAN We fly / THE YOUNGER SON Who’s we? / THE YOUNG WOMAN The poets
like to say / All roads lead to Rome / But my uncle likes to add, in his brutal Roman way / “First you must pay me the toll” / THE
YOUNGER SON (Spoken) I see / I’ve been known to fly myself / THE YOUNG WOMAN Did you fly from home? / THE YOUNGER SON Well, yes / THE YOUNG WOMAN I see you’ve not lost much along the way / THE YOUNGER SON You’d be surprised / THE YOUNG WOMAN How much did you have when you left your father’s house? / THE YOUNGER SON (Spoken) You’d be surprised /You can let your uncle know / I am free from his constraints / If I seek a face to face with Caesar’s Mighty Self / There’s no stopping me/ There’s no topping me / I can do anything / THE YOUNG WOMAN Anything? / THE YOUNGER SON Well, many things / THE YOUNG WOMAN (Spoken) For your sake, I’ll keep that to myself / THE YOUNGER SON And where is your uncle today? / THE YOUNG WOMAN Look close / And you will see him today / As the raiders overpower / And you cower from the soldiers / And the
quaking beggars leech upon your soul / You can feel him reach around you / You can tremble in his wake / You can know your life is not your own for long / THE YOUNGER SON Then why do his bidding? / THE YOUNG WOMAN Few ask that question / THE YOUNGER SON Why do his bidding? / THE YOUNG WOMAN Few have the freedom you flaunt / Little rich boy / THE YOUNGER SON (Spoken) Little rich boy?! / THE YOUNG WOMAN Dear little rich boy (Spoken) I’ve said too much THE YOUNGER SON The truth is never too much to say / I’ll be truthful in kind / I have come to the end of my freedom, as you call it / Soon I will have nothing left / THE YOUNG WOMAN Poor little rich boy / So we may be losing you, our best customer / THE YOUNGER SON (Spoken) Customer?/ THE YOUNG WOMAN We should fly / THE YOUNGER SON There is something else to lose right now / THE YOUNG WOMAN (Spoken) I don’t understand / THE YOUNGER SON Lose me as a customer, yes / But don’t lose me as a friend / Little rich boys can grow up to be wiser, if poorer, young men / THE YOUNG WOMAN You are full of yourself / THE YOUNGER SON (Spoken) I am / THE YOUNG WOMAN I am empty

credits

from Prodigal God, released December 19, 2014
Drums: Calum Rees
Bass:Matt Weeks
Nylon, Ukelele, Gianini Hi Strung, JF1 Electric: Brian Thiessen
Chekeré, nuts, stones: Boris Sichon
Keyboards:Philip Janz
“The Younger Son” vocal:Colin Janz
“The Young Woman” vocal: Marika

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Brian Doerksen Vancouver, British Columbia

Brian Doerksen is a songwriter, recording artist, author, conference speaker and pastor. Born and raised on the west coast of Canada in Abbotsford B.C., he now lives with his family (wife of 25 years Joyce and their 4 youngest children) in the same home that he spent his childhood in. ... more

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