Jul 19, 2014

'If the wind doesn't sing her song'

The first track off of John Mark McMillan's most recent album:

Who are we sometimes I wonder
Mercenaries or lovers
On this side of the thunder
It can be awful hard to know

Sell our love for the paycheck
Spend the night on the freight deck
For all the dues that we collect
Our hearts can be overdrawn

Dead in the water
Like lamb to the slaughter
If the wind doesn't sing her song
And I'm speaking in tongues
Cause I need a Holy Ghost
McMillan is best known for his song, How He Loves Us. His recent album, Borderland, was crowdfunded. More than 1,500 people contributed about $70,000 to make the record, which was released in January.