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Asleep in the Chapel

This song is by Thursday and appears on the album War All the Time (2003).

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Three chalk outline sleep in the dirty street
And in our beds, under the sheets
They're the halo of guilt hanging around your neck
Next to the rosary you count, falling asleep

And we're praying
These are the symptoms of letting go all our hope

Since we can't compete with martyred saints
We'll douse ourselves in gasoline
And hang our bodies from the lampposts
So that our shadows turn into bright lights

White light, white heat we'll make
As we're blacking out in the center lane
(We swerve) To the beat (Spill) All the ink
(No revision) Do you hear the church bells ringing?

Wake up, wake up in an outline and try to speak
With the shattered voice of the lives we lead
(Have we slept too long?)
Between the bullet holes in a stained-glass window state?

And we're praying
These are the symptoms of letting go all our hope

(When we repent) And we're praying
(We fall on the page, read in the margins)
We are the symptoms of letting go all our hope

Someday we'll be complete like modern saints
Baptize our kids in gasoline
And hang our doubts up in cathedrals
So that they turn to faith in the colored sunlight

Red rain, red rain we'll make
As we're blacking out in the center lane
(We swerve) To the beat (Spill) All the ink
(No revision) Do you hear the church bells ringing? They ring for you

We woke up this morning to a sky with no air in it
And all the streets were filled with a thousand burning crosses
And what we thought was the sunrise
Just passing headlights, still the choir girls sang

"Oh Lord, can you save us? Save us"
"Oh Lord, sing hallelujah"
"Oh Lord, can you save us? Can you save us?"
"Oh Lord, sing hallelujah"

They are the symptoms of letting go all our hope

We're falling asleep with open eyes
Falling asleep inside the chapel
Falling asleep in chalk outlines
Falling asleep as the headlights pass us by

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Thursday

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