I ALMOST LAUGHED OUT LOUD (THOMAS'S SONG) by John Flynn
 

IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY ON A LATE SPRING MORNING I
STOPPED AT 4TH AND WALNUT OVERWHELMED AND NOT SURE WHY
MY SOUL WAS FILLED WITH AWE MY HEART CONSUMED WITH TENDERNESS
FOR EVERY PERSON I COULD SEE WITH JOY I MUST CONFESS

I ALMOST LAUGHED OUT LOUD
I ALMOST LAUGHED OUT LOUD
RIGHT THERE RIGHT WHERE
I STOOD I SWEAR
I ALMOST LAUGHED OUT LOUD

FOR JUST AS SUDDEN AS IF I’D BEEN STRUCK BY ROLLING THUNDER
STUPIDITY AND SORROW VANISHED IN THE FACE OF WONDER
I KNEW WITH CERTAINTY I WAS IN NO WAY SEPARATE FROM
THESE PERFECT STRANGERS ALL AROUND ME SHINING LIKE THE SUN

I ALMOST LAUGHED OUT LOUD
I ALMOST LAUGHED OUT LOUD
TO SEE THAT WE WERE FAMILY
I ALMOST LAUGHED OUT LOUD

AND MORE THAN THIS I SAW THE SECRET BEAUTY OF EACH HEART
BENEATH THE FEAR AND BROKENNESS THAT KEEP US ALL APART
I HEARD THE MUSIC GOD COMPOSED WITH EACH ADORING GLANCE
AND HAD THE URGE TO SING ALONG AND ASK EACH SOUL TO DANCE

I KNOW IT MAY SOUND CRAZY FOR IT CANNOT BE EXPLAINED
BUT AS THIS HOLY MOMENT PASSED A SINGLE THOUGHT REMAINED
IF WE COULD ONLY SEE OURSELVES THE WAY WE REALLY ARE
THERE’D BE NO TIME FOR GREED OR HATE THERE’D BE NO TIME FOR WAR

I ALMOST LAUGHED OUT LOUD
I ALMOST LAUGHED OUT LOUD
TO FEEL REVEALED WHAT WAS CONCEALED
I ALMOST LAUGHED OUT LOUD

I ALMOST CRIED OUT LOUD
I ALMOST CRIED OUT LOUD
I’M SURE THERE’S MORE
WE MUST LOOK FOR
I ALMOST CRIED OUT LOUD

I ALMOST LAUGHED OUT LOUD
I ALMOST LAUGHED OUT LOUD
TO FIND A MIND SO STILL AND KIND
I ALMOST LAUGHED OUT LOUD
 

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