Details

rain falls down on the hot sidewalk
steam comes up from the subway stop
a punk rock princess her finger to the sky
mascara running down - tears in her eyes
a bottle blonde boy heading to the west side
checkin’ his reflection in the people going by
and a mother too young to really mother someone
is holding her little child waiting for the sun

god is in the details
in the details
in the details
god is in the details

headlights on in the middle of the day
heading to the pretty little cemetery
hydrants on and the kids run through
doing all the funny things that little kids do
the queen of the block with her tin foil crown
cardboard castle lying on the ground
and some teenage girls from another borough
are perfectly oblivious to the world

god is in the details
in the details
in the details
god is in the details

in every window –  on every street
stories unfold
a heart could burst – my heart could break
watching it all go by

spark and flash in the desert sun
finger on the trigger of a gun
photographs of a lover’s glance
tucked inside a soldiers hat
tuesday morning and the sky falls down
ashes of the angels all around
and the tenderness of my little girls smile
and knowing that she’s only mine for awhile

god is in the details
in the details
in the details
god is in the details