Drunken Lullabies

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Must it take a life for hateful eyes
To glisten once again 
Five hundred years like Gelignite 
Have blown us all to hell
What savior rests while on his cross we die
 While forgotten freedom burns
Has the Shepard led his lambs astray
To the bigot and the gun

Must it take a life for hateful eyes
To glisten once again 
'Cause we find ourselves in the same old mess
Singin' drunken lullabies

I watch and stare as Rosin's eyes
Turn a darker shade of red
And the bullet with this sniper lie
In their bloody gutless cell
Must we starve on crumbs from long ago
 Through bars these men made steel 
Is it a great or little thing we fought  Knelt the conscience blessed to kill

Must it take a life for hateful eyes
To glisten once again 
'Cause we find ourselves in the same old mess
Singin' drunken lullabies

Ah, but maybe it's the way you were taught 
Or maybe it's the way we fought 
But a smile never grins without tears to begin 
For each kiss is a cry we all lost
 Though there is nothing left to gain
But for the banshee that stole the grave 
'Cause we find ourselves in the same old mess
Singin' drunken lullabies

I sit in and dwell on faces past
Like memories seem to fade
No color left but black and white 
And soon will all turn grey
But may these shadows rise to walk again 
With lessons truly learnt 
When the blossom flowers in each our hearts  Shall beat a new found flame

Must it take a life for hateful eyes
To glisten once again 
'Cause we find ourselves in the same old mess
Singin' drunken lullabies

'Cause we find ourselves in the same old mess
Singin' drunken lullabies, singin' drunken lullabies

Written by: TED HUTT, DAVE KING, DENNIS CASEY, GEORGE SCHMIDT, ROBERT SCHMIDT, NATHAN MAXWELL, BRIDGET REGAN, MATT HENSLEY

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