"We Sing In Time" as written by and John Sanders/krueger Van Deusen....
Oh, in time, the trees die and light will fade.
But I hope for a new breath,
a new life to take me away.

Oh, in time, the trees die and light will fade
But I hope for a breath a new life to take me away.

Let us pretend we've got it together
Let us ignore the coming sun
We'll sing the body electric until machine and soul are one.
I've seen the tweaked struggle, syringes lined his floor.
A cycle churned to life by dead end jobs and a government's war.

In time the trees die and light will fade.
But I hope for a new breath, a new life to take me away.

One by one the monsters trample.
Through woods and dirt they feed.
What sort of world and plight for our children must we leave?
Let us burn the nation's budget.
Let's send boys overseas to fight ghosts in the desert instead of teaching them to give and lead.

Oh in time the trees die and light will fade but I hope for a new breath, a new life to take me away.

Oh in time, the trees die and light will fade but I hope for a new breath, a new life to take me away now.

We sing in time
We sing in time

Oh in time the trees die and light will fade but I hope for a new breath a new light to take me away

Oh in time the trees die and light will fade but I hope for a new breath, a new life to take me away.

Oh in time
We sing in time

Oh in time the trees die and light will fade but I hope for a new breath, a new life.


Lyrics submitted by thestormtonight, edited by charcoalsketch

"We Sing In Time" as written by Anthony Dane Ruland Anthony Ruland

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    General CommentObviously it's a political commentary.
    I think it goes deeper than that though. It's so much more personal than just simple facts and generic anger against our "corrupt government." It speaks of the struggles of a country's citizens, caught up in the destruction of a battle that they didn't choose for themselves. This song isn't a protest, but a plea for our leaders to see that we, the people, make sacrifices that may not be worth it in the end- that maybe we should take a step back and help ourselves before we go tell others how to run their governments.
    John van Deusen is a master.
    horseheadsonataon June 09, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti kind of liked this song on nuclear winter. i loved it acoustic. and now, i love it on the album! kudos to chris walla for the production -- it sounds a lot like what they had been trying to accomplish on nw except mastered.

    i'm a fan of the political commentary, i think it's done really well in this song. i'd like to see more of it in the future but the boys told me that they're done with taking a stand on issues like this because it's very alienating -- bummer :(

    the scream during "time" will always get me though. love this
    gravityconquerson April 15, 2011   Link

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