Out on the plains
and in the southern states there burns such a flame

We will, we will, we will overcome this
We will, we will, we will overcome this

Up on hills
and down in the glen they run with the holy fire

We will, we will, we will overcome this
We will, we will, we will overcome this

Underneath the words at the bottom of the page
there isn't a footnote to help us explain this

We will, we will, we will overcome this
We will, we will, we will overcome this


Lyrics submitted by rocknrollgirl47

Altar Song song meanings
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    General CommentStill no comments? Come on people, this is great music!

    I remember reading that the band members grew up in Evangelical families, but have had trouble reconciling their beliefs. They wrote most of their songs as a response to that giant question mark in their minds about religion.

    This song has a strong sense of a sadness and disconnection from Pentecostal beliefs. It seems like they don't understand the manifestation of the Holy Spirit, and the scripture doesn't really elucidate this phenomenon because within the Bible the mystery of the Holy Spirit is pretty hidden (and not without reason, I might add).
    But the chorus shows kind of a hope that either they will eventually understand, or that we can simply carry on with life and it's okay to not have an answer.
    rocknrollgirl47on August 04, 2011   Link

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