Your First Mistake

04:27
Will Wakefield and the Congress Hotel
Will Wakefield

Lyrics

©2009 Will Wakefield

The first mistake you made, was listening to Me
While street performers sing of loss and poverty
The first mistake you made, was being so bold
While the speculators play on champagne flutes of gold

And the heaven that you want, is the heaven that you make
The real mistake you made, was putting faith in Me

And all that you yearn for, is in the hope that they take
It’s in the love that you share, weighed with what is at stake
You can put your faith in a box, and try not to break
But don’t let that be your last mistake

The first mistake you made, was thinking that you won
Your next mistake was loving one, that won’t love none
The first mistake you made, was attempting to be bad
Your next mistake was grieving, for what you never had

And the heaven that you want, is the heaven that you make
The real mistake you made, was putting faith in Me

And all that you yearn for, is in the hope that they take
It’s in the love that you share, weighed with what is at stake
You can put your faith in a box, and try not to break
But don’t let that be your last mistake

You can leave me if you want, I’m sure you’ll find your own way
You can leave me alone, I don’t need you to stay
So take a ride on this Ferris wheel, things look good at the top,
These wheels don’t have brakes darling, please don’t ever stop

It’s in the love that you want, it’s in the love that you make
It’s in the faith that you have, it’s in the pains that you take
You can put your faith in a box, and try not to ache

But I might be your last mistake, I might be your last mistake
I could be your last mistake, I could be your last mistake

And all that you yearn for, is in the hope that I take
It’s in the love that you want, weighed with what is at stake
You can put your faith in a box, and try not to break