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​The Legacy We Leave

This song is by Nations Afire and appears on the album The Ghosts We Will Become (2012).

Stop
Are you ready to learn?
About the consciously indifferent
We collective have become in return?
Content just to stand here and watch it burn

Sand in the hourglass
Bury our heads
See how the other half
Plays with their lives in the dead of the night
Now I'm a believer
That we've gone too far

We stand in silence
And hold our breath for what we've done
(What we've done)
Lights out
Our work is done
We thread our violins
Holds our tongues and watch it burn
(Watch it burn)
Lights out, our work is done

Remember,
Remember,
We can't get free until we hold our heads up
Send send up the effigy
Strike out the band
This time it's everything we have
(We have)
Now I'm a believer
That we've gone too far

We stand in silence
And hold our breath for what we've done
(What we've done)
Lights out
Our work is done
We thread our violins
Holds our tongues and watch it burn
(Watch it burn)
Lights out, our work is done

And invitation to watch it burn
From every port in the storm we travel
Put on the black gloves
And go to work
And wipe your conscience clean
Of everything you've done
Do we turn away now
For what we've done?

We stand in silence
And hold our breath for what we've done
(What we've done)
Lights out
Our work is done
We thread our violins
Hour our tongues and watch it burn
(Watch it burn)
Lights out
Our work is done

We stand in silence
And watch it burn
(The legacy we leave is hard to believe in)
(We thread our violins)
Lights out, our work is done