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It took his breath away holding the bank page
He got the letter they're gonna take their house away
I'm bout to have a daughter he yells it in the air
Felling the weight of a world that just don't care
He lit a cigarette felt it on his lip
Driving home on a long road with regret
He pull's the window down shout's it out loud
Pushing the pedal and praying lord help us now
He's looking for a reason watching the sun coming down

Can you here when we call
There where we fall
Standing our backs against the wall
Top of our lungs hallelujah
Where pain and love bleed into one
Baby when all you see is darkness
It's coming down now
We all need forgiveness
Coming round now

It was monday night under the street lights
She's turing seventeen in seven nights
Out on the fairgrounds walking in mono tone
She kicks a bottle as empty as her soul
On the road alone in a house that's half a home
They give her pills just to kill when she feels alone
She's looking for a reason watching the sun coming down

Can you here when we call
There where we fall
Standing our backs against the wall
Top of our lungs hallelujah
Where pain and love bleed into one
Baby when all you see is darkness
It's coming down now
We all need forgiveness
Coming round now

Take these broken streets
Take these broken dreams
Hold my hand like we we're walking free
Tell me it will change I see it in your face
The hope the fear the love the faith


I'm working late again slaving to make the rent
I'm slanging coffee with dreams heavy as cement
They're coming one by one the face of falling love
I write a song with a prayer as I slide the cups

Can you hear when we call
There where we fall
Standing our backs against the wall
Top of our lungs hallelujah
Where pain and love bleed into one
Baby when all you see is darkness
Coming down now
We all need forgiveness
Can you hear when we call
There were we fall
Standing our backs against the wall
At the Top of our lungs how far we've come
Were pain and love bleed into one
All that we need it's so bitter sweet
The pain that opens our eyes to see
Baby when all you see is darkness
Coming down now
We all need forgiveness
Coming round now



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    UnregisteredAug 29, 2012 at 6:41 am
    The first verse could have been written by my husband. Its exactly what happened to us not too long ago (losing our house with a daughter on the way)..

    The chorus i think, to me at least, is about calling out to god in amongst all this dark stuff going on in our lives.. Can you hear us? You gunna catch us when we call? |

    Love this song! Wow!
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    UnregisteredJun 12, 2012 at 12:30 am
    The darkness could refer to depression, as well as evil, sin, or trouble. When the darkness (depression) is all that we see, forgiveness is just around the corner. I think this song specifically refers to the depression that is caused by our own sins and our pull away from god that results in our sorrow.
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    UnregisteredMay 15, 2012 at 9:56 pm
    On the road with messiah yeshua the journey is difficult. But, through each difficulty when nothing but darkness surrounds you, hoplessness(the adversary) invites you to join with him on his road to nowhere.

    First, pray and ask the holy spirit to reveal any recent disobedience to gods' holy word that you have committed. Repent of any sins that the spirit reveals to you.

    God knows that in our times of hurt we cry, scream, plead; we are human afterall.

    Pray and ask the spirit of the lord for guidance; answers;deliverance from whatever trials you are in.

    God loves you and has not forsaken you. Keep believing, keep trusting, keep hoping and most of all keep loving the lord.

    God is alive and he is on his throne. Amen

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