where were you a week ago
when we gathered in the courtyard?
where were you when we sang
and our song shook the ground?
where were you a week ago
when the churchbells started swinging?
where were you when they rang and angels came down?

you waste like grandfather clock
and that's when we start counting sandbags, thats when we start counting sandbags

where were you a week ago
when the green lime started growing?
where were you when it burst
and sprayed green the crowd?
where were you a week ago
when the red sun wasn't sinking?
where were you when it cracked
and sprayed fire about?

you waste time like a grandfather clock
you waste time like a grandfather clock
and that's when we start counting sandbags,
thats when we start counting sandbags

you waste time like a grandfather clock
you waste time like a grandfather clock
and thats when we start counting sandbags,
thats when we start counting sandbags

and if God did part the clouds
do you think He'd be proud?

you waste time like a grandfather clock
you waste time like a grandfather clock
and thats when we start counting sandbags,
thats when we start counting sandbags

you waste time like a grandfather clock
you waste time like a grandfather clock
and thats when we start counting sandbags,
thats when we start counting sandbags


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    Song MeaningAfter looking at this song a bit I think it is about blaming God for tragedy. The bridge is basically saying that if God did change his plan and keep the tragedy from happening would it really be a good thing? God had a plan that leads to the common good in the end.
    Josaon April 19, 2011   Link

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