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    "Woven Birds" Lyrics


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    The plaza in the village
    Where mission bells used to ring
    Is now crumbled to a pile of stench and ruin

    Even the swallows have vanished
    No longer return every spring
    All the blossoms are buried
    'neath the waste

    Out of the shadows grow hatred
    Along the corrider crawls fear
    Crushed by the promise of hope
    That never returned

    Watched with a hawk's trained eye
    Trees grow silent fruit
    'Neath a suffering sky

    Those who have stayed, keep a flame
    In memory of the fallen
    And pass on the old rites despite the risk
    But many more have left here
    On mended broken wings

    Turning to see your reaction
    A tear drop fills your eye
    But you protest not to give up or give in

    Heading straight for the wreckage
    Picking up a shovel and a hoe
    Start putting back the bricks one by one

    Numbers come out of the woodwork
    Curious to see the rebirth
    Above the swollen clouds
    A strange sound fills the air
    A silence never heard
    Falling like blessed rain
    And the swallows return
    As the mission bells ring
    This song was submitted on April 8th, 2006 and last modified on November 28th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC.
    Written by John Convertino, Joseph Burns.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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