Let me tell ya a story ‘bout Esau
Who made a crazy deal
One day he came home from a huntin’
Oh, the hunger he did feel!
Now Esau was the type a guy who figgered if he couldn’t see it
Then it wasn’t real
So he sold his rights as a first-born son for a solitary meal
Esau! What a foolish boy!
Didn’t ya know that a bowl of stew ain’t never gonna bring ya joy?
Esau! I hope I learn from you
I don’t ever want to lose what God’s a given me
For a lousy bowl of stew!
He could have dreamed of angels
He could’ve watched his wealth abound
He could’ve seen Jesus face to face
And ‘rassled all around
It could’ve been his children who
Possessed the holy ground
But he lost it all in the 15 minutes
That he slurped his lentils down!
Now you think about ol’ Esau
The next time you wanna take
A pittance for your birthright
It would be a big mistake!
For we are all the products of the choices that we make
Don’t lose the life God’s planned for you just because your belly aches!