The Butcher and the Boy

from by Floodlines

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Drums: Thomas Lefotu


There is a war
In the air tonight
Dark angels fly in the moonlit skies
As we turn our tired eyes to the lights

This city's cold
And the stone beneath our feet
It numbs our bones
As we run into the street
Woken from a peaceful sleep
To save our lives

Oh god,
Where's your justice?
Where's your holy fire come down?
Oh God,
Where's your mercy?
Where's the love we've heard about

The butcher laughs
At the song we sing
As we all pass
he calls up on his king
He says, “Lord, you need to eat, I understand”

Somebody's son
In the middle of the crowd
Stood on the back
Of the tallest man in town
He cried, God will never drown
The world again

Oh God,
Is this your justice? Is this your Holy Fire come down?
Oh God, is this your mercy? Is this the love we've heard about?

How can we understand
in the rubble and the sand
when these cries drown your voice?

Your promises remain
through death and through pain
holding on for new life

Oh God,
Bring your justice, bring your holy fire come down
Oh God, bring your mercy, bring the love we've heard about
Let it brand our hearts of doubt


from Paying Attention To The Sky, released December 25, 2015



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Floodlines Seattle, Washington

Debut album from Snohomish, WA based duo inspired by the beautiful and ordinary people of small-town life.

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