Curse the land and drown in shallow water
It's the only way you're gonna be saved
And it all ends before you even get started
All your words turn to dust, and your heart accepts the loss.

So all you children, point your hands in the air to God
And keep askin' him to save us,
"Oh, please just save us all."
But no one's answering your prayers
I am so content with saying there is no one up there.

And then our shadows all begin to tighten
Against the walls and our hands are now exposed
They're painted red and signed,
"In love and death and crime, in love and death and crime."

And written somewhere in history
I swear there's a page, an absolute line was drawn
And all of the colors bled out

There's terror in the street, I want you up and off your knees
And the trees melt away like some ailment of disease
And suddenly it all just makes sense to breathe
With the smoke in our lungs,
Go on and let it all burn down around us.

Well thank you for a reason to breed
To raise, and to kill, and to feed off your victory
Well how much did it cost you
To purchase pride from a fairly tale anyway?

On ball and chain we slave
In this cage of mine I was born to shine.

Suddenly it all just makes sense to breathe
With the smoke in our lungs, I will be singing
"Let it all burn down, let it all burn to the ground."

And we hold such patient hands
In the ocean I will sleep tonight
We were never quite prepared
To see our own reflections there.


Lyrics submitted by nateinpublic

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