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play Westbound On Interstate 80 (The Sneaker Song)

from Justice And Love

"Westbound On Interstate 80"

Westbound on Interstate 80, driving with my family
Little kids, little bladders, you know how it is
"Dad, can we stop soon please?"
Saw one of those blue signs, "Rest Area 2 Miles"
We got there just in time

While I was waiting for my children,
I saw this homeless man
Dirty hair, dirty clothes, you know how it is
Looking like a street man can
Something in my heart said, how can I help this man?
And then these words popped right into my head that said...

How does the love of God abide in you
If you have this world's goods
and yet refuse to help someone in need?

How does the love of God abide in you
If you have this world's goods
and yet refuse to help someone in need?
And then I saw his shoes

You see, both of his shoes were worn out
Most of his toes were bare
And then I heard this voice,
and I think it was the voice of God
It said, "Give the man your extra pair."
And I thought, oh God - that's a crazy thing to do
Besides, how am I supposed to know
If these thoughts are sent to me from you?
And anyway, my only extra pair's my favorite
New Balance running shoes
And then that same voice said something like, "Those will do."

How does the love of God abide in you
If you have this world's goods
and yet refuse to help someone in need?

So as my kids got in the car I laughed and thought, "This is insane."
So I turned the motor over and began to drive away
I got almost to the highway when my heart stepped on the brakes
I said, "There's something I forgot you guys - just wait."
And so I found that man and said,

"Excuse me sir, but you look down on your luck"
And he said, "Yeah, I guess I am. You got an extra buck?"
And I said, "Yeah, but try these shoes." And they fit just like a glove
And he said, "God bless you." And I thought, "God sure does."

West bound on Interstate 80, feeling kind of strange but free
Could it be God's gift to me - a gift to me
Just to see that homeless man

"Dad!" - you guessed it..., "Can we stop soon please?"


Credits:

Music & Lyrics By Bryan Sirchio

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updated: 8 years ago

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