I’m amazed at the ingenuity of people
I saw a man throw saucepans out of a bag
He was in the middle of the street
Pots and pans make a fair old din
The noise cause people to stop and stare
Soon he drew a crowd around him
Then he began to tell his story
He was like a man playing an instrument
He was playing the crowd.
Like the old time entertainers.
He knew the buttons to press
the notes to play - the right noises.
Pots and pans in ‘tin pan alley’
And not a piano in sight !
Teach me to make the right noises
The right sounds to gather people around
I long that they might hear your story
The utterly amazing story of love unending
The sound of a gospel noise
A secret chord no longer secret.
A cheer a Hallelujah chorus
Raise up preachers and teachers
who will use their ingenuity,
(even if they come from ‘tin pan alley”),
to cause people to stop and stare
and in staring hear and believe.