"What Have We Become?" as written by Adam Bradley Smith and Brooke Barrettsmith....
A preacher shuns his brother
Cause his bride's a different color
And this is not acceptable
His papa taught him so
It was love that he'd been preaching
But this was overreaching
The boundaries stretchin' further
Than his heart would choose to go

Like an angel with no wings
Like a kingdom with no king

What have we become?
A self indulgent people
What have we become?
Tell me where are the righteous ones?
What have we become?
In a world degenerating
What have we become?

Speak your mind, look out for yourself
The answer to it all is a life of wealth
Grab all you can cause you live just once
You got the right to do whatever you want
Don't worry about others or where you came from
It ain't what you were, it's what you have become

Mom and Dad are fightin'
As Rosie lies there crying
For once again she's overheard
Regrets of their mistake
With Christmas bells a-ringing
Little Rosie'd leave them grieving The gift she'd give her family
Would be the pills she'd take

An inconvenient child
She wasn't worth their while

(repeat choruses 1 and 2)

What about love?
What about God?
What about holiness?
What about mercy, compassion and selflessness?

You know it's true
He is there for me and you
Doesn't matter what you do

(repeat chorus 1)

What have we become?
Have we come undone?
What have we become?
Have we come undone?
What have we become?

(repeat chorus 2)

Selfish...
With selfish...
Selfish people
When you gonna learn?
Everyone of us
Gathered 'round in trust
What have we become?


Lyrics submitted by kevin

"What Have We Become" as written by Brooke Barrettsmith Adam Bradley Smith

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP

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    General CommentEerie and simple. This song is amazing . T- and the gang out did themselves. My fav DCT Song EVER! Greatest lyric also... Angel w/ no wings... Kingdom w/ no king! Too bad no airplay.
    bigsecksieon October 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAt the end, it's
    "selfish goal"
    Awesome song...
    AgentGabbiton April 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwhat have we become?...great song
    rawkerchic182on May 10, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwhat have we become?...great song
    rawkerchic182on May 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about how selfish this world has become, and how we need to return to the one who made us
    profsketton June 23, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me cry every time I listen to it.
    Anraon October 10, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"Mom and Dad are fightin'
    As Rosie lies there crying
    For once again she's overheard
    Regrets of their mistake
    With Christmas bells a-ringing
    Little Rosie'd leave them grieving The gift she'd give her family
    Would be the pills she'd take"

    This is a very, very deep song, especially the part below that talks about a girl who became so depressed after hearing her parents say that, as far as they were concerned, she was an "inconvenient child" who "wasn't worth their while" that she overdosed on pills and killed herself. It makes me sad to think that any parents would have that attitude about their children, let alone to think that their child would take his or her own life because their parents are overly selfish.
    D-Shizniton February 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is by far my favorite song by my favorite Christian artist(s). Everytime i listen to it, i get all choked up. when i was younger, i always thought, i'm glad that stuff only happens in movies, no one could ever be that cruel, and life can't be that sad...

    The scary part is, Toby, Mike, and Kevin didn't call the song "What Have THEY Become". None of us are perfect, and we all fall into this category of a slipping society.
    "Where are the righteous ones?"
    No one should ever need to ask that.
    kindoon July 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOne of the saddest songs they ever wrote...I would call it my favorite, but I don't really have a favorite. Just like tons of other songs of theirs they hit me square in the face with some very hard and very true lyrics.
    Jernickmcon August 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my fave dc talk songz...they are trying to get across the fact that our world is falling deeper and deeper into selfishness and sin so that we have to pose the question....what HAVE we become??...what are we doing???
    kbear11on August 30, 2007   Link

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