Count The Dead - The Static Age

Blank stares that kill
faces i know
we watch the soldiers count the dead
is this all we are
savage in our grace
with muted hearts and victory lace
we watch the soldiers count the dead
rainwater come and wash this ash alive
our hearts are heavy now
rainwater please and wash this blood away
as we find out what we are
out in the world
as a city burns
we sleep to dream
a lion and a lamb
in the great machine
snow crashes down
to rest on cedar limbs
lambs curl beneath chesire grins
and we preach sanctity
a broken promise and a one way street
the blackest irony
as we count the dead
and we watch the soldiers kill again
rainwater come and wash this ash alive
our hearts are heavy now
rainwater please and wash this blood away
as we find out what we are
out in the world
as a city burns
we sleep to dream
a lion and a lamb
in the great machine
mother mercy let it out
faith and love scream save our ship
come save us now
you've got your questions haven't you
they're all you've got
we've got our hopes and our half truths
so we sleep it off
counting it down
we're counting it down again
rivers run red
counting it down
we're counting it down again
rush to the end
we watch the soldiers count the dead

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