Music Monday: All My Favorite People (Over the Rhine)

At least for the summer, I thought I'd challenge myself to a little more sharing here.  So, Mondays are for sharing music, whether mine or something I'm listening to a lot.  Today, this tune keeps coming to mind and heart.  More inspired lyric-writers than Linford and Karin are hard to come by.

All My Favorite People
(Over the Rhine)

All my favorite people are broken Believe me My heart should know

Some prayers are better left unspoken I just wanna hold you And let the rest go

All my friends are part saint and part sinner We lean on each other Try to rise above

We’re not afraid to admit we’re all still beginners We’re all late bloomers When it comes to love

All my favorite people are broken Believe me My heart should know

Orphaned believers, skeptical dreamers Step forward You can stay right here You don’t have to go

Is each wound you’ve received Just a burdensome gift? It gets so hard to lift Yourself up off the ground

But the poet says, We must praise the mutilated world We’re all workin’ the graveyard shift You might as well sing along

All my favorite people are broken Believe me My heart should know

(As for) your tender heart— This world’s gonna rip it wide open It ain’t gonna be pretty But you’re not alone

‘Cause all my favorite people are broken Believe me My heart should know

Orphaned believers, skeptical dreamers You’re welcome Yeah, you’re safe right here You don’t have to go

‘Cause all my favorite people are broken Believe me I should know

Some prayers are better left unspoken I just wanna hold you And let the rest go