There are things we build to tear down
We know, but still ask ourselves, "Why
Did we build a shelter of ice
In a desert so hot and dry?"

There are seeds we plant then deny our love
But secretly pray for rain
And when the sprouts grow up through the snow,
We feel only shame

It's the hymns we lost when we were young
That we now search for beneath the sun
It's the prayers of our mothers to keep us safe from the sea
That swallows the children that swim too deep

There are sails meant never to raise
Never to know the winds
Leaving our ship alone and adrift
Thinking only of where it has been

There's a place I'm trying to get to
It's right in front of me
There's a line on your body
Where the horizon meets the sea

It's the hymns we lost when we were young
That we now search for beneath the sun
It's the prayers of our mothers to keep us safe from the sea
That swallows the children that swim too deep


Lyrics submitted by spoko

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