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Children of the Slain

Written By: kilmer

Children of the Slain
Music: Chris Jansen & Jeremy Sutherland
Band: kilmer
Lyrics: Chris Jansen

Hear, O heaven! Listen, O earth
Your country is desolate, your cities burned with fire
Your fields stripped before you
And laid waste by strangers
Your hands are full of blood
Wash, and make yourselves clean

-excerpt Isaiah Chp 1

Sacrifices all in vain
Forgotten children of the slain
Admissions forged in mock contrite
Few are left to fight this fight

Rulers take but never give
Loss robs us our will to live
This house of cards is built on lies
Terror reigns and freedom dies

Learn to let go and accept what is old
While the light of the world turns to gray
Look to the sky with the hope we’ll survive
And wake to a brand new day

Sorrow flows through these veins
Tears of anguish for the slain
Raise up the cry and carry on
The days run short, the nights grow long

There’s little left for us to give
A glimmer of hope - a will to live
Run this race with me, my friend
Fight this war right to the end

Learn to let go and accept what is old
While the light of the world turns to gray
Look to the sky with the hope we’ll survive
And wake to a brand new day

Our sacrifices not in vain
Uplifting children of the slain
Admissions forged with just contrite
There’s more of us to fight this fight

Learn to let go and accept what is old
While the light of the world turns to gray
Look to the sky with the hope we’ll survive
And wake to a brand new day