When I die, let me down
In the field in the ground
Where the water runs beneath me
And the sky's red and falling down
Around my eyes that I closed
And the world that I know
Is a shadow of a dream
That left me in my loneliness
Without a life behind me
That I can say I ever knew
That I can say I ever knew
That I can say I ever lived at all

Now I'm a drunken man
And I'm killing time
From what was mislaid
I've never been alive
I was never born in blood
I've never breathed a word
And the people that I knew
The women and the thieves
They left my body bleeding
On this piece of fallow ground
They left my body bleeding
On this piece of closing in
They left my body bleeding
On this piece of emptiness

They left my body bleeding
On this piece of fallow ground
Where famine comes before me
And cuts my people down
Where the brown cloud shuts the sun
And locusts eat our food
And the blood of lamb is spilled
And smeared across the altar
And the colors red and gold
Put their flavor in our soul
And the children are born blind
And the water turns to blood
And we're sheltered by our god
Whose hand is strong and bloody
And we're walking earth that's filled
With the bodies that he's killed
To get our people free
To get our people out
To get our people free
To get our people out
He'll drown them in black waters
He'll send a swarm of flies
Yeah, he'll slaughter those that kill us
And he'll punish them that hide
Where was it decided?
Where was it described
That a man he gets no substance
That as he lays there as he dies
He ceases to believe
He was ever born in blood
That his eyes have ever seen
That his hands have ever held
That his lungs have ever breathed
That he's ever been alive
Was he ever alive?
Was he ever alive?
Was he ever alive?
Was he ever alive?


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

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