Ted Franklin

Ted Franklin

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A People Surrendered

Written By: Ted Franklin

Walk along a swiss alp ridge see the wind begin to rise
Or drink some wine, watch a child in the plaza play
Gaze long at the judgment dome, catch a young Florence eye
Ride through Tuscan countryside, a cradle for golden light
Ferry across a lake so clear, see the sun on waves roll high
Drink some wine; listen to the troubadour’s strum
Follow light as it filters through, the ancient Pantheon
Wander through the streets of Rome, on or above from Pietro’s dome
(Chorus) But among such impressive antiquity
There’s a woman in a stairwell with a needle showing our need
Here among medieval spires, full of grandeur
Built upon the blood and tears, of a people surrendered
A house built with such splendor face But climb the stairwells, and see an addict's haste

Eat so long a candle burns; don’t fill with bread and oil
Drink more wine, talk of love and her windy birth
Walk around David strong, crooked down hand down his side
Or see a mother’s true embrace, a powerful Lord’s love
(Chorus) But among such impressive antiquity
There’s a woman in a stairwell with a needle showing our need
Hear along medieval walls, the ancient sighs
Built upon the toil and fear, of the peasant mind
A house built with such splendor face But climb the stairwells, and see an addict's haste
Give to me the song so clear that I have longed for
A song of love to take her fear, for me to it surrender