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I come from far away
My boots don't know this ground
But they know it's real
It doesn't take too long
For this road to become
A battle field

And before I let one more fire go out
Understand that I won't give one inch of ground
From beneath your's and my feet
Whatever the price happens to be

I may not be The Keeper of the flame
But I am The Keeper

Beauty and truth collide
Where love meets genocide
Where laughter meets fear
Confusion all around
As I try to feed these mouths
That have never known singing

And before I let one more tear hit the ground
I will be the one standing between you and the sound of the rounds
Echoing out, out of the dark
The smoke and the spark
Aimed at the heart of the flame

I am The Keeper

I cannot see the light
At the end of the tunnel tonight
My eyes are weary

And before I let one more life get erased
From the ashes I will rise
For you and the ghosts of the names
The faces and frames
The love and the pain
For you I'll remain, though I'm not worthy of
Being The Keeper of the flame

I am The Keeper
I am The Keeper



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    UnregisteredMay 1, 2012 at 6:10 am
    What is a man who does nott makethe world better...

    No man is too weak or to wounded in fighting for a cause greater than him... We are with you mr. Childers... All the way...
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    UnregisteredJul 20, 2012 at 8:14 pm
    Sam childers is the keeper. He is an awesome example of a true christian. Someone who knows that life is about serving jesus christ. The burden god put into his heart for these kids is beautiful. He truly has lost his life to find it! I'm sure he'll be greatly rewarded when christ returns. He even fulfilled scripture that says some men will leave their families to serve the lord. God is good!
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    UnregisteredJul 25, 2012 at 1:35 am
    A life lived with compassion gives us two choices; we live life alive with love; or; we are dead while we live.
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    UnregisteredMay 13, 2012 at 12:38 pm
    The keeper really gives you a definition about the obstacles that we can't overcome but we will try to rise up and try to continue on and become a person that can defeat the obstacles that we just passed. And become:

    A keeper
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    UnregisteredApr 20, 2012 at 8:50 am
    About protecting the weak & preserving innocence' being selfless accepting an individual cant do everything,but still doin all he can anyway! Even being stubborn in goodness,never giving up,never giving ground! Always being prepared to protect & fight! //was a great song to wrapp up machine gun preacher! Sheep need protection from wolves,but it takes a wolf to get a wolf! God works in mysterious ways & i know ive had the privellige of finding peace with god, im an x junkie.. Been to prison 3x.you wouldnt know that looking at me today! Ive been cleaned,eyes are open & recieved peace through his forgiveness! If you cant forgive your self,just as i couldnt,he will forgive you,for he is above us in every way,just as he's more powerful than us, loves more than us he is also forgiving & even more merciful than us! He is there for us all,if we will only let him in! He is the keeper of the flame

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