I will not celebrate death
As the victory of the soul over the flesh
For our lives were not intended for you and me to spend it
Keeping vigil for the coming of our final breath
The spirit has no victory in our dying
It’s simply proof of the conspiring against Zion
By an enemy who abides that we may die by corrupting
things alive
I testify that those who say that death is blessed
Are blind and lying
Blind and lying

Has it not been written
That we were created in the image
Of a being who’s eternally alive?
Let us not then tell no lies
We were not created to die

Woe to those who lock their eyes on heaven
Lest in looking up they’re blind to what they step in
Cause the kingdom’s come to earth so it’s here we seek it
first
In the same way bread won’t rise if it’s unleavened
But if I waste my day to contemplate my get away
I make the grave mistake of squandering time that could be
used to find a better way
To live while I’m alive, not deny what gifts are mine
I testify that I’ll be damned if I should pray for death today

Has it not been written
That we were created in the image
Of a being who’s eternally alive?
Let us not then tell no lies
We were not created to die

Eat the bread and drink the wine
Become the fruit picked off the vine
And drink the wine and eat the bread
Swallow death but live instead
Live instead

I’ve heard your sermons and all of your philosophies
And I won’t forget them cause you just won’t stop accosting
me
I’m done hearing your lessons till you end your condescension
And agree to sit across from me
And talk to me and try to get along with me
Admit you’re not alone in trying to plant the sower’s seed
But your pedestal’s so high that I just won’t be surprised
When the air up there gets too thin and it’s hard for you to

(Hey there, what are you doing?)
[Oh, we playing some good old Gospel music...]
This is my body, broken for you
This is my body, broken for you

The problem with the process of our preaching
Then there’ll be trouble with the truth that we’d be
teaching
Cause a truth composed in lies will surely lead to the demise
Of the misinformed and misled group we’re reaching
And we all know what happens to a house divided
Woe to those who, when it falls, still stand inside it
So when the enemy stands against us, who because we live
resents us
Instead of falling prey to his devices, we must fight

Eat the bread and drink the wine
Become the fruit picked off the vine
And drink the wine and eat the bread
Swallow death but live instead
Eat the bread, drink the wine
Become the fruit picked off the vine
And drink the wine and eat the bread
And swallow death but live instead
Live instead, live instead
Live instead, live instead


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