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Orphans of God

This song is by Buddy & Julie Miller and appears on the compilation Strong Hand of Love (1994).

This song is a cover of "Orphans Of God" by Mark Heard.
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I will rise from my bed with a question again, as I work to inherit the restless wind
The view from my window is cold and obscene
I want to touch what my eyes have not seen
But they have packaged our virtue in cellulose dreams, and sold us the remnants till our pockets are clean
Till our hopes fall 'round our feet, like the dust of dead leaves, and we end up looking like what we believe

We are soot-covered urchins, running wild and unshod
We will always be remembered as the orphans of God
They will dig up these ruins and make flutes of our bones
And blow a hymn to the memory of the orphans of God

Like bees in a bottle, we are flying at fate
Beating our wings against the walls of this place
Unaware that the struggle is the blood of the proof in choosing to believe the unbelievable truth
They have captured our siblings, they have rendered them mute
Disputed our lineage and poisoned our roots
We have bought from the brokers who have broken their oaths
And we're out on the street with a lump in our throats

We are soot-covered urchins, running wild and unshod
We will always be remembered as the orphans of God
They will dig up these ruins and make flutes of our bones
And blow a hymn to the memory of the orphans of God
A hymn to the memory of the orphans of God

Credits

Written by:

Mark Heard

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