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I Believe

Old man Rigely lived in that white house
down the street where I grew up
Mama used to send me over with things
we struck a friendship up.
We spent a few long summers
out on his old porch swing

Said he was in the war, went in the navy
Lost his wife, lost his baby
Broke down and asked one time,
how you keep from goin crazy?

He said I'll see my wife & son in just a little while
I asked what he meant, he looked at me and smiled.


(chorus)
Said I raised m hand, bowed my head
I'm finding more and more turth
in the words written in red
They tell me that there's more to life
than just what I can see.
Oh believe mmmhmm

Few years later I was off at college
talkin' to Mom on the phone one night,
gettin' all caught up on the gossip
in's and out's of the small town life.

She said oh by the way son,
mmm Ole man Rigley has died
Later on that night, I layed there thinking back
Thought about a couple of long lost summers
I didn't know whether to cry or laugh
I think if anybody deserved a ticket to the other side
It would be that sweet old man
looked me in the eye...

Chorus -
Said I raised my hand, bowed my head
Finding more and more truth
in the words written in red
they tell me that there's more to life
than just what I can see

I can't quote the book,
the chapter or the verse
you can't tell me that it all ends,
in a slow ride in a hearse.

You know I'm more and more convinced
the longer that I live;
yah this can't be, no this can't be
no this can't be all there is...

Chorus -
Ohhh, I raise my hands
bow my head
I'm finding more and more truth
in the words written in red
They tell that there's more to this
than just what I can see...
I Believe, oh I believe
I believe
mmmmhmmm
I believe (I believe)
I believe ( I believe)
ohhhwhoo I believe
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Lyrics submitted by Pamela.