The Shondes Follow

I Watched the Temple Fall lyrics

This year a fast of witness
I long and crave but with this
Long to know what longing's for

(I know this is a time thick with dying)

Remembering temples falling
I watched the wall ascending
(The names and places are erased, replaced)
I watched cities consume cities
(Killing history)

(And yet today my people are mourning)
With each village they're erasing
I'll witness them replacing it
With new walls in new tongues
(An endless, timeless span of tragedy)

We can't see the chance that's there
To build temples everywhere
Not in space but in time
(I know this is a time thick with dying)

CHORUS
I watched the temple fall
(We live like we’re always afflicted)
I watched the temple fall
(but I’m not, I’m sick)
I watched the temple fall
(from the blood all over our hands)
The borders of my heart
(how the land soaks it in so the desert can)
Release and come apart
(finally bloom with this colonial hate)
The state is not my temple
(no heart, no heart could really beat love for this state)

Fall to the ground with thirst
What should we build first?
What is our builders' stone?
(I know this is a time thick with dying)

Pour out your heart's cement
(The names and places are erased, replaced)
In time for this lament
To see this new destruction
(Killing history)

Today my people are grieving
(An endless, timeless span of tragedy)
But never quite believing
What walls can trap inside
(And yet today my people are mourning)

You watched Schindler's List this morning
To create generic mourning
Where the state means salvation
(I know this is a time thick with dying)

CHORUS
I watched the temple fall
(We live like we’re always afflicted)
I watched the temple fall
(but I’m not, I’m sick)
I watched the temple fall
(from the blood all over our hands)
The borders of my heart
(how the land soaks it in so the desert can)
Release and come apart
(finally bloom with this colonial hate)
The state is not my temple
(no heart, no heart could really beat love for this state)

The state cannot replace it
The state cannot replace it

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