Songs of Asaph: Little Boy Heart Alive (Andrew Peterson)


#8. LITTLE BOY HEART ALIVE
Andrew Peterson

This song beautiful captures the adventure-hungry, imaginative delight of childhood, these desires stemming from a call to be swept up in something greater than our own stories, by a love “so good but [that] is not tame”.

Can you capture all the fantasy literature references?

Miss my introduction to my “Sons/Songs of Asaph” series? Catch up here. 
Miss my introduction to Andrew Peterson? Read it here.

(Lyrics)

Open the door and run outside
Your little boy heart alive
Into the morning light
Into the deep and wide

Dinosaur bones in the flowerbed
Rockets in the clouds
In a fight with a spider’s web
Tunnels in the ground

Winding to China
To the mist of the distant shore
Better be home by suppertime
Back through the planet core

Feel the beat of a distant thunder
It’s the sound of an ancient song
This is the Kingdom calling
Come now and tread the dawn

Come to the father
Come to the deeper well
Drink of the water
And come to live a tale to tell

Pages are turning now
This is abundant life
The joy in the journey
Is enough to make a grown man cry
With a little boy heart alive

Kings and castles in the neighborhood
Swords on the forest floor
Dragons in the magic wood
Better saddle your battle horse

Fighting Goliath
Better choose your weapons right
Five little stones and a faith on fire
In a little boy heart alive

Chorus

Met a kid at the railroad track
He had a stick and a nylon sack
I ran to the house to pack
I wanted to follow

Take a ride on the mighty lion
Take a hold of the golden mane
This is the love of Jesus
So good but it is not tame

Chorus

Ever the road goes on and on
Ever the road goes on and on and on

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One thought on “Songs of Asaph: Little Boy Heart Alive (Andrew Peterson)

  1. Thanks Emily! We had never heard this one. He has such a fun young spirit about his writing. Abbey thinks Far County’s album cover looks like Annieria in The Wingfeather Saga.

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