Balthasar's Blues

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Balthasar is a supposed name of one of the Magi, and this is an anachronistic blues song from his perspective.

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I can’t get that star out of my sight
Lord, it keeps on burning all the day and night
Herod, don’t you know what these Jews do say?
Gonna be a great king rising up some day

I’m an old wise man coming from afar
And I’m just gonna follow that star

You can’t stop this king ‘cause he’s coming from above
You can’t stop this son with your bullets or your guns
Herod, don’t you see what you ask of me?
Everything you say, I just can’t believe

I’m an old wise man coming from afar
And I’m just gonna follow that star

Some sweet day I will reach his home
And I will meet this boy destined for the throne
I will give to him treasure from the east
And he will give to me everlasting peace

I’m an old wise man coming from afar
And I’m just gonna follow that star
I’m an old wise man coming from afar
And I’m just gonna follow that star

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from Nativity, released November 20, 2009
Guitar, Slide Guitar, Vocals - Wilder Adkins

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