Chris Rice is our “Artist of the Week”. I decided on Chris because I just heard a song of his I’ve never heard of before tonight: “Questions for Heaven”.
The song came off of his “Smell the Color 9” album, which I haven’t been too familiar with as a whole after really enjoying and owning his first two albums. You can click the album cover to purchase the album at Amazon.com
Chris’ albums and songs have always impressed me with their though provoking lyrics and catchy melodies. Then you’ve always got his great sense of humor with “The Cartoon Song” and Smellin’ Coffee.
As I said, I’d never heard “Questions for Heaven” before, and the lyrics really caught me. It’s the same questions I’ve always asked growing up and searched for the answers to as I was listening to my dad preach every Sunday.
Feel the sun in my eyes
Swat that clumsy fly
Woke me up from a dream about Heaven
Smellin’ coffee downstairs
Yawn a quick little prayer
And get up at a quarter to seven
Mirror catches my stare
Got some nice pillow hair
And I smile all the way to the bathroom
Scratch my whiskery chin
Now my cranium swims
With questions I can’t wait to ask You
…Like why did You bother with so many stars?
Do You ever play tricks on the angels?
And what happened to all of those dinosaurs?
Where’s the Garden of Eden?
And what causes de ja vu?
I guess in Heaven I’ll learn
I’ll be waiting my turn
To ask about quasars and feathers
I hope the line isn’t long
I hope Your patience is strong
It’s a good thing forever’s forever
Do our jokes make You laugh?
What’s Your favorite cartoon?
Can you tell me what’s out past the edges?
And what about UFOs, taste buds, and tornados?
Why do we dream?
Oh, and what causes de ja vu?
Time to call it a day
Time to turn off my brain
It’s already half past eleven
Reach to turn out the light
And close my sleepy eyes
And save up the questions for Heaven
I’ll save all the questions for Heaven
I’m saving up questions for Heaven
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