Dependence Day (single)

by The Champion And His Burning Flame

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Based on the poem 'Because I Loved This Land' by Susan N. Kiguli

I

I hold a thousand tears
In the cup of my skinny hand.

I carry ten thousand wails
In the deep hollows of my ears.

I host a million bloated babies
In the deep brown of my eyes.

I house ten million graves
In the curls of my thinning hair.

I have stored pouches upon pouches of pus
In the blisters of my heart.

II

So we do not talk about them
Those other wrapped in rebel and state cross fire.
We do not sing about them.
How can we sing of things we do not know?
How will we sing about old men’s guts eaten out by hunger,
Old men’s eyes closed for fear of watching axes tear the heads
Off their grand children?

How can we explain missing ears, lips, noses,
Lone limbs traversing the land
Without their owners?
How can we ever talk about these things
Without tumors of bitterness
Teeming in our hearts?
No wonder we are silent.

III


I will not talk about them
I will talk of other things
Of the man who hung naked
On the tree and sweated sorrow for us.
I will sing only of water and blood
Flowing out of a side and a voice
That whispered “it is finished.”
I can think about glory
Wrapping darkness in a shroud
And storing it in an eternal grave.
I will think on love of a heavenly prince
Clothed in earthly tatters fighting
Swindlers in the temple of God.
I will think of a little child talking
To bearded men about his Father’s love.
I will sing about a risen son
And transcending peace.
I will sing of the victory
Of love embracing love
That is the only way I can ever walk upright.

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Lyrics:

Come give your heart to the God of man
Come give your heart to the God of man; you're wanting
Some will come and some will go, it's dependence day and you should know

Come give your heart to the God of man
Come give your heart to the God of man; you're wanting
Some will come and some will go, it's dependence day and you should know

I'm the one who sets apart
Seldom hands, but always heart
Hold this cup in my skinny hands; tear it off, yeah, I know you can

Come give your heart to the God of man
Come give your heart to the God of man; you're wanting
Some will come and some will go, it's dependence day and you should know

Walk through the cities where I used to live
I smell the blood, I see the sin
Take this from me, or take me know
I don't care who, I don't care how

Do you feel discouraged? Does the water taste fine? Are you fear and trembling?
Did you mold the mountains? Were you there when stars fell? Will you meet your maker?

credits

released 14 February 2012

Lyrics by : Trevor Nyman
Music by : The Champion and His Burning Flame
Engineered by : Kyle Byrd
Album Photo by : Ashley Turner (ashley-turnerblog.com)

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Track Name: Dependence Day
Lyrics:

Come give your heart to the God of man
Come give your heart to the God of man; you're wanting
Some will come and some will go, it's dependence day and you should know

Come give your heart to the God of man
Come give your heart to the God of man; you're wanting
Some will come and some will go, it's dependence day and you should know

I'm the one who sets apart
Seldom hands, but always heart
Hold this cup in my skinny hands; tear it off, yeah, I know you can

Come give your heart to the God of man
Come give your heart to the God of man; you're wanting
Some will come and some will go, it's dependence day and you should know

Walk through the cities where I used to live
I smell the blood, I see the sin
Take this from me, or take me know
I don't care who, I don't care how

Do you feel discouraged? Does the water taste fine? Are you fear and trembling?
Did you mold the mountains? Were you there when stars fell? Will you meet your maker?