"Oh Lord" as written by and John Baldwin Gourley....
Shepherds they came
Stripped of their names
And we were all the daughters
That fell from her to ground
Because she needed us
She needed love
But we're all gone
To strip that ground

Shivered pores were caves
Teeth were all decayed
Jutting jagged rising up
Like welts on backs in strain
Because she needed us
She needed love
But we're all gone
To strip that ground

We climbed up those banks from our place in the shade
Built us a fire but never knew what we made
It's not your mind, self
Not your thoughts
Not your soul
It's not your mind, self
Not your thoughts
Not your soul

We are that fire
We are that fire
We are that fire

Shepherds they came
Stripped of their names
And we were all the daughters
That fell from her to ground
Because she needed us
She needed love
But we're all gone
To strip that ground

You're safe down in my hands
The higher we climb
These same shapes show
This place is more holy and nobody knows

You're safe down in my hands
The higher we climb
These same shapes show
This place is more holy and nobody knows

You're safe down in my hands
(Show me what you)
The higher we climb
(what you still think is free)
These shapes show
(I will tell you)
This place is more holy when nobody knows

We climbed up those banks from our place in the shade
Built us a fire but never knew what we made
It's not your mind, self
Not your thoughts
Not your soul
It's not your mind, self
Not your thoughts
Not your soul

We are that fire
We are that fire
We are that fire

Show me what you (think is still free)
And I will tell you
It's not your mind, your self
Your thoughts, your soul


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    General Commenti love this song & Portugal. The Man
    xXHeyLushXxon October 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSickest song on the album, by far.
    Church Mouth second.
    taylordcraigon February 15, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"fell from her to ground...
    we're all gone to strip that ground."

    Resources, we're here to strip it, as humans?
    Seems to be a running theme, as well as fire being problems, we being that fire would make sense.

    Obviously another running theme of losing freedom.
    Thoughts, mind, soul, body.
    taylordcraigon February 15, 2008   Link

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