Innocence Maintained - Jewel

ophelia drowned in the water / crushed by her own weight / hitler loved little blue-eyed boys / and it drove him to hate / birds always grow silent before the night descends / 'cause nature has a funny way of breaking what does not bend

a hero's torso built of steel and novocain / his heart a bitter beat inside a bloodless frame / there was a hole inside his soul a manicure could not fill / so he found himself a whore to love / while daisies choked in the window sill

we've made houses for hatred / it?s time we made a place / where people's souls may be seen and made safe / be careful with each other / these fragile flames / for innocence can't be lost / it just needs to be maintained

a small town in ohio / two boys are filled with violence / and darkness spreads its legs for hate and ignorance / we are given to a god to put our faith therein / but to be forgiven, we must first believe in sin
we've made houses for hatred / it?s time we made a place / where people's souls may be seen and made safe / be careful with each other / these fragile flames / for innocence can't be lost / it just needs to be maintained

i want to live bravely and love without fear / i want always to feel the wings of grace near / we all will be christed when we hear ourselves say / we are that to which we pray

we've made houses for hatred / it?s time we made a place / where people's souls may be seen and made safe / be careful with each other / these fragile flames / we've built houses for hatred / it's time we made a place / where people's souls may be seen and made safe

be careful with each other / these fragile flames / for innocence can't be lost / it just needs to be maintained

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