"City on Our Knees" as written by James L. Moore, Toby Mckeehan and Cary Ryan Barlowe....
If you gotta start somewhere why not here
If you gotta start sometime why not now
If we gotta start somewhere I say here
If we gotta start sometime I say now

Through the fog there is hope in the distance
From cathedrals to third world missions
Love will fall to the earth like a crashing wave

Tonight's the night
For the sinners and the saints
Two worlds collide in a beautiful display
It's all love tonight
We may step across the line
We can sail across the sea
To a city with one king
A city on our knees
A city on our knees
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

If you gotta start somewhere why not here
If you gotta start sometime why not now
If we gotta start somewhere I say here
If we gotta start sometime I say now
Through the fog there is hope in the distance
From cathedrals to third world missions
Love will fall to the earth like a crashing wave

Tonight's the night
For the sinners and the saints
Two worlds collide in a beautiful display
It's all love tonight
When we step across the line
We can sail across the sea
To a city with one king
A city on our knees
A city on our knees
Oh-oh-oh

Tonight could last forever
We are one choice from together
Tonight could last forever
Ooh

Tonight could last forever
We are one choice from together
As family
We're family
Oh tonight could last forever
We are one choice from together
You and me
Ya, you and me
Tonight's the night
For the sinners and the saints
Two worlds collide
In a glorious display
Cause its all love tonight
When we step across the line
We can sail across the sea
To a city with one king
A city on our knees
A city on our knees
Oh oh oh
A city on our knees
A city on our knees
Oh oh oh
If we gotta start somewhere why not here
If we gotta start sometime why not now


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"City On Our Knees" as written by James L. Moore Cary Ryan Barlowe

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP

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    General Commentim not a huge toby mac fan either but ever since me and my bf went to see him and skillet in concert this past sunday ive LOVED this song!!!! :)
    BrOkEnWiNg33on April 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningFantastic Song! No comments?!
    Anyways, I view it as Christians(or any God believers!) That in order to change this generation of non-believers we must start small(example: our city). I especially love this line(s):
    "Tonight's the night
    For the sinners and the saints
    Two worlds collide in a beautiful display"

    I view it was sinners and saints coming to forgiveness and acceptance with eachother.
    Isabelle13on November 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great. I'm not a humongous Tobymac fan, but he's definitely got some good songs out there. We need to change our world, and that won't happen unless we all join together.
    jamieanne92on January 08, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningI think this song is saying that when we bring people to christ, its really the most beautiful thing to witness. He's saying what's stopping you from starting on this quest now and where would you start. tobyMac is a really deep and real artist with his music.
    bkim15on October 27, 2010   Link

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