Little Brother (ACT I)

from by Brian Doerksen

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THE ELDER SON Little brother, even in your sleep / Still you mock me / Your consequence I reap / Little brother, is this why you’ve returned? / Back to plunder everything I’ve earned / It’s no wonder there’s nothing left that’s mine and mine for keeps / How much can you take from me? / Did you love her, did you even know her name? / Now a baby, adding to your shame / Who could blame you for seeking pleasures I have been denied? / How much can you take from me? / Still, as I see you lying there / Some tenderness remains alive in me / You took the lead, dreaming up your dreams / Living life like I would never dare / Yet I am the master now, and you should be the slave / Until you have paid me back all that Father gave / He gave his best to you, his finest vintage poured into you / And you wasted every drop / Now your life of endless blessing stops / Little brother it’s time to go to work / No more dreaming, I’ll drag you down to earth / Here’s my vision / Your every drop of blood and sweat is mine / How much can you take? / How much can you take? / Not as much as I will take from you / (Spoken) Look at him. Our hero. The little thief who gives you little choice. You gotta love him. We are his victims.


from Prodigal God, released December 19, 2014
Drums: Calum Rees
Bass: Matt Weeks
J45 Acoustic, Strat/Tele/Gretsch Guitars: Brian Thiessen
Keyboards: Philip Janz
“The Elder Son” vocal and narration: Brian Doerksen


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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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