Manifesto of a pebble

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We carve and chisel our neighbors in blocks
And pile each other on top.
We built ourselves to the sky for the Good Lord to look up and see us waving down.
Now we're big, empty buildings so at night we can sleep safely in our own arms.
But at the gathering of the unhewn stones we are carved by none but You alone.

We cry out
We built walls we built walls we built walls
We cry out
Tear us down tear us down
Hold our hands hold our hands up
We give up we give up

You make things better than we do
We paved everywhere, nowhere for You to stand
But the lion, the dandelion breaks through
But the lion, that lion, that dandelion breaks through
We cry out, we cry out....You make things better than we do

We cry out
We built walls we built walls
We cry out
Tear us down tear us down
Hold our hands hold our hands up
We give up we give up
Pull us down from ourselves
Break us down to rubble
The wish of these pebbles
Return us to unhewn stones (repeat)
And at the gathering of the unhewn stones we are carved by none but You alone

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from ch. VII carry the bones, released June 18, 2011

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