Will you come quick upon the hill
We''ll break some bread and we'll all take our fill
We have the greatest reason of all
We'll build a city or we'll fall

Haven't you heard that we are free?
Haven't you traced the steps back from Calvary?
We have the greatest reason of all
We'll build a city or we'll fall
We'll build a city without walls

So bring all your hammers, your nails, and your tools
Bring all you can spare and what you might use
And now loose your grip; we'll not need our hands today
We'll build a city as we pray

So bring all your hammers, your nails, and your tools
Bring all you can spare and what you might use
And now loose your grip; we'll not need our hands today
We'll build a city as we pray


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    General Commentthis song is amazing. i love the guitar and the melody. i really like how he says "bring all your hammers..." and then he goes on to say "and now loose your grip; we'll not need our hands today, we'll build a city as we pray." leave it to braddigan to throw in just enough symoblism and meaning that it really works without being too corny.
    ladandayon March 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think this song may have some kind of parallel to John Winthrop's City upon a Hill speech in 1630 when the Puritans came to new england and started the Mass. Bay coloney.

    In the speech, Winthrop preaches about how he has this vision of a beautiful city upon a hill in the new world, that they must all work together to make the city work. Which relates to the line "So bring all your hammers, your nails, and your tools."

    I also believe that the Puritans started their voyage from Calvary. Which explains the line "Haven't you traced the steps back from Calvary?"

    Other than that, this is an amazing song, one of my favorites from Braddigan.
    Test For Echoon December 06, 2005   Link

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