Thursday, December 9, 2004

HOW LONG? A friend sends the lyrics to "How Long" by Over the Rhine. The song is a hidden track on the second CD on the group's "Ohio" project. This is the spirit of Advent!

'Till we lay these weapons at your feet, Lord, how long, how long?
'Till we call all hatred obsolete, Lord, how long, how long?
(Please tell me how long)
'Till we walk like lovers through Bethlehem, Lord, how long, how long?
'Till the lion lies down with the lamb, Lord, how long, how long?

Too late-
I know it's not too late to wrestle with this angel--
higher and higher
-don't let go
higher and higher
-before we know
how does it end? how does it end?
we're all riding on the last train, tryin' to find our way home again

'Till we wash the blood from the hands of our fathers, Lord, how long, how long?
We're sisters and brothers, sons and daughters, how long, how long?
Our eyes are shining different colors- we cry Lord, how long, how long?
Our dreams, our tears, our brothers sing by and by Lord, how long?

Too late-
I know it's not too late to climb up Jacob's ladder--
higher and higher
-don't let go
higher and higher
-before we know
how does it end? how does it end?
we're all riding on the last train, tryin' to find our way home again

it's not too late
-don't give up
-don't give in
tell me how long

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