Look, he's covered in dirt
The blood of his mother has mixed with the Earth
and she's just a child who's throbbing in pain
from the terror of birth by the light of a cave

now they've laid that small baby
where creatures come eat
like a meal for the swine who have no clue that he
is still holding together the world that they see
they don't know just how low he has to go
Lower still

Look now he's kneeling he's washin' their feet
though they're all filthy fishermen, traitors and theives
now he's pouring his heart out and they're fallin' asleep
but he has to go lower still

there is greater love to show
hands to the plow
further down now
blood must flow

all these steps are personal
all his shame is ransom
oh do you see, do you see just how low, he has come
do you see it now?
no one takes from him
what he freely gives away

beat in his face
tear the skin off his back
Lower still, lower still
strip off his clothes
make him crawl through the streets
Lower still, lower still
hang him like meat
on a criminal's tree
Lower still, lower still
bury his corpse in the Earth
like a seed, like a seed, like a seed
Lower still, lower still

Lower still, lower still...

The Earth explodes
she cannot hold him!
And all therein is placed beneath Him
and death itself no longer reigns
it cannot keep the ones he gave himself to save
and as the universe shatters the darkness disolves
he alone will be honored
we will bathe in his splendor
as all heads bow lower still
all heads bow lower still


Lyrics submitted by topskanker

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    General CommentThis is the most powerful song I have ever heard, and I have heard thousands and thousands of songs.
    grndcreon November 21, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcorrections...

    "Look HE'S covered in dirt."

    "All THESE STEPS are personal...All HIS SHAME IS RANSOM"
    insecurityguardon September 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is pretty much my favorite song right now.
    What does it mean? It means that I am free! Thank You, Lord! I bow down.... lower still.
    GraceHeadon August 10, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthe song features guest vocals by Micah Boyce of So Long Forgotten
    Nacilon April 10, 2012   Link

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