conversations with fallen saints lyrics – letter to the exiles

i’ve been tearing down these walls
i’ve seen it all
i’ve seen it all

we wear our sins
on the back of angels
we wear regret
in our skin
give it weight
sink it in

is this what you wanted?
trading love for violence
they stand here wanting
something more than promises

the destruction that is to come
the collection of daughters and sons
casting out all the idols we made
fools teaching fools
the blind lead the blind

and all of this is in our hands
this life without and death within
the suffering of an aged nation
it shakes the ground and it calls our name
it calls our name
it calls our name

ransoming the rest
we give our lives to save
we give our lives to save

what is this?
the son of man betrayed by a kiss

so is this our inheritance?
some broken bones, some blood-stained hands
i count the cost of this violence
it’s evident that we will see this end

this is the life we lead
you gave us a love everlasting, everlasting

there is a strength in us
to take back everything we once held dear
to rise and rise again and wash the blood from our
hands
we’ll take it back
the worth of this world
wake up your saints and open your eyes

this is the life we lead (this is our life)
this is the love we keep (this is our love)
this is the life we lead (that we lead)
this is the love we keep (love we keep)

don’t you dare turn your back on this?
don’t you dare turn your back on this?

/ letter to the exiles lyrics