The Gods Of Men (Randy Stonehill)

I used to dream of being famous Well, my name would be a household word I thought that it would thrill me, then I saw that it could kill me Now it strikes me as a little absurd I used to dream of being Don Juan Of having all these pretty girls on my mind It made shambles of my mind, so I found myself a wife Who's a lover and a friend of mine As the world, keeps turning 'round You either learn to bend with the wind or it knocks you down Turn your back on the gods of men And the Lord, who is true, will give life back to you again I used to dream of being a rich man Yeah, I swore I'd have it all someday Once you chase it you will find that it isn't worth a dime Until you're free enough to give it away And I used to dream of chasing vengeance All my enemies would crawl and sweat Well my happiness was drained from reliving all the pain Now I'm learning to forgive and forget As the world, keeps turning 'round You either learn to bend with the wind or it knocks you down Turn your back on the gods of men And the Lord, who is true, will give life back to you again I used to dream of being a wanderer With just my sneakers and my own guitar Well, it got lonely right away, now I'm happy just to play With my daughter in my own back yard And I used to dream of being a hero Yeah, I told myself I'd never fall down But I couldn't take the strain and Jesus is the name Of the only hero I've ever found As the world, keeps turning 'round You either learn to bend with the wind or it knocks you down Turn your back on the gods of men And the Lord, who is true, will give life back to you again