I want to live in your basement
Where all worries are in my past
Where you take care of my life
And I can just live at last

I want to live in your basement
Where you provide my room and board
Where your sweet fruit fills me
And I’m never hungry

CHORUS
I want to live in your basement, God
I want to live in your joy and peace
I want to live in your constant presence
I walk away from my worries

I live in such a tiring place
All my suffering amounts to nothing
I merely survive from day to day
I find no time for your love and grace

My mind is going crazy
I can no longer cope with all this
I’m tired of always running
And never finding your rest

CHORUS
I want to live in your basement, God
I want to live in your joy and peace
I want to live in your constant presence
I walk away from my worries

Oh please can I move-in right now?
I will leave all my things behind
I don’t need them in your basement
I just want to be with you right now

I know it’s tough to trust you
But the place I live is a desert
Please take me and never let go
Anything is better then this

CHORUS
I want to live in your basement, God
I am the prodigal son that left long ago
My life is a wasteland without you
I’m finally coming home




Originally written on November 19, 2003