I wrote a song for your sister
Her stomach pumped charcoal and drugs
I wrote a song for your sister
But she folded it fourteen times up
And your father felt Satan in Hilton
And the Lord saw the bad from his bones
And oh, when I touch you, I feel you
Closer than ever before

Raise up and be strong, O Lord
Oh, be calm, oh
Oh, be strong, oh my God, be strong

I know your dad left your mother
Before you can probably recall
But I hear the strength in your vocals
Deciding that you can move on
And I picked you up dead in the forest
With your shirt all folded up to your arms
Your dad pinned you to walls in the kitchen
And he pinned you to walls in your heart

So raise up and be calm, O Lord
Oh, be calm
Oh, be strong, oh my Goddamn be strong

So I'll write one more song for this cabin
We're cementing and the rocks to stand firm
And I'll write one more song for my cousin
Who bought all the drugs in her arms
And I hide a dream of our families
About as bad as the dream of her kids
In it we stood like our families
Never scared, never crying it seems

So I wrote a song for your Jesus
You say if I'm lucky I'll call Him mine too
And I sat there, just churchside I'm weeping
My believing is finally through
So I'll write a song for my Jesus
If I'm lucky you can call Him yours too
He looked at me just like His family
Saying, "Andy, we're not through till we're through"

So shut up
And be calm, oh
I am strong, oh
And be calm
I am strong
Just be calm, strong
Just be calm
Just be calm
Just be calm

Lyrics submitted by SnareRushJunkie

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    General CommentThey've only played this song live, so I don't know if there is an official title for this yet or not. I just gave it one that would make it easy to find if people were looking for it. If anyone has an official title, let me know.

    Obviously these aren't official lyrics either. There are a couple I'm not 100% sure about, but I listened to a recording of this song from their August 1, 2007 show at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, and this is the best I could come up with. I think it's pretty close.
    SnareRushJunkieon September 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think i heard MO call it "Raise Up". i just submitted the song
    Meganfon September 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSweet Jesus.

    Someone please tell me where to download this song.
    IndeediKidon March 04, 2008   Link

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