shall we

shall we make sad choices for our friends and family
shall we make the choices too difficult for you and me
shall we call together the ones we missed and want to see
shall we break our peace and run to set those captives free

or

shall we sing in silence as the rotting dead pile up
shall we look away from the things we feel we cannot stop
shall we live in guilt and shame looking down instead of up
shall we close our mouths from singing cuz we could’nt drink from the cup

shall we sleep in darkness throughout each and every dismal day
shall we wear sackcloth and ash to match our soul’s fecund gray
shall we crawl upon our knees and make the decision to stay away
shall we live in this place of ours while others take the bill and pay

we shall we shall forever in disgrace we shall
we shall we shall forever in remorse we shall

or

shall we strive forever to be some kind of seed
shall we join our friends to fight and sing and stand and bleed

i don’t know what’s right to do
i don’t know which god to pray to
i just know i’m safe and fed
waiting here to bury the dead
i’m lost in crippling doubt that fills my crippling head
i’m drowning in my sea of peace while others give their lives to shed
i’m drowning in my sea of peace as others give their lives to shed…

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