We set the fire that stalked a town
We set the fire that burned it down
We set the fire that raged and raged
We set the fire that cleared a name

We set the fire that stalked a town
We set the fire that burned it down
We set the fire that raged and raged
We set the fire that cleared a name

And while I prayed for rain
We escaped.

We're shot like cannon balls
Off a mountaintop
Into oceans of our history.
We're shot like cannon balls
Off a mountaintop
Into oceans of our history.
We're shot like cannon balls
Off a mountaintop
Into oceans of our history.

We won't stay down
No, we won't stay down

He was a man that made mistakes
But he was a man with kids to raise.
He was a man that earned his debt
Well, he was a man marked for death.

They were an army thick as thieves
And they were an army bound to please.
He was the single occupant
Of an unlocked and lit apartment

When he was left to die
He survived.

We're shot like cannon balls
Off a mountaintop
Into oceans of our history.
We're shot like cannon balls
Off a mountaintop
Into oceans of our history.
We're shot like cannon balls
Off a mountaintop
Into oceans of our history.

We won't stay down
No, we won't stay down

Well, morning came to pardon
Each lasting offense.
But they filled the room with arrogance
And a mission heaven-sent

Well heaven knows I came from God
With the devil in my head
And I got plans to get back to God
But I haven't found 'em yet.

And when they searched for days
He changed his name.

We're shot like cannon balls
Off a mountaintop
Into oceans of our history.
We're shot like cannon balls
Off a mountaintop
Into oceans of our history.
We're shot like cannon balls
Off a mountaintop
Into oceans of our history.

We won't stay down, oh
No, we won't stay down


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