Music & Lyrics

MY WOUNDED CITY

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DREW YOWELL
words and music: Drew Yowell

Story

I wrote this song to be a touchstone, not just for me but for everyone who experienced the sense of loss...

 

~Drew

Lyrics

My Wounded City

 

last night I walked

where few can go

way down inside

the frozen zone

 

I saw the ruins

beneath the smoke

and I sensed the ghosts

of my wounded city

 

as I gazed up

at that dark sky

I said a prayer

for all mankind

 

while they dig deep

down into hell

it's just a shell

my wounded city

 

with every passing hour

they hung on tethered ropes

held out their darkest fears

for just one single hope

 

they never count the tears

they only count the souls

lost somewhere beneath

my wounded city

 

they turned these streets

into a shrine

they all joined hands

and formed a line

 

a line of faith

so pure and strong

I feel your loss

my wounded city

 

with every passing hour

they hung on tethered ropes

held out their darkest fears

for just one single hope

 

they never count the tears

they only count the souls

lost somewhere beneath

my wounded city

 

with every candle's burning light

there is proof that we unite

while boys and girls

lay in their beds

and dream of their fathers home again

 

we'll find the will

we will survive

we'll join our hearts

here side by side

 

I know someday

we'll find the strength

to rebuild

my wounded city

 

with every passing hour

we hang on tethered ropes

hold our their darkest fears

for just one single hope

 

we'll never count our tears

they only count the souls

lost somewhere beneath

our wounded city

 

someday we'll rise above

this wounded city...