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© 2001 Michael and Lorri Hardin

At 8:48 this morning, my world crashed without warning
From nowhere came barbarians at the gate
Falling sounds of silence echoed in the violence
Entombed within a rubble heap of hate
 
Nameless men and women became heroes in my eyes
They bravely gave the finest sacrifice
And when all hope was gone, still they carried on
For strangers there not questioning the price
 
How are we supposed to pray in a time of war?
What are supposed to say to the gods above?
How are we supposed to feel, when everything’s surreal?
When all that’s left are the ashes of those we love?
 
My brave new world of pain, human history’s gone insane
Etched now in a memory full of holes
And everyone was there and everyone was watching
While evil stole the laughter from our souls
 
How are we supposed to pray in a time of war?
What are supposed to say to the gods above?
How are we supposed to feel, when everything’s surreal?
When all that’s left are the ashes of those we love?
 
But I do believe in peace and I do believe in hope
And I do believe we’ll find the strength within
And I do believe in love and I do believe in life
And I do believe that evil will not win
 
Thousands still lie buried and I’m left to wonder why
All I want to be is anywhere but here
Bereft and I’m left grieving with so many things unsaid
Good-byes are the one thing that I fear
 
Too long the dust’s been blowing; unrest is what it’s sowing
Spewed out from death’s carnivorous grin
I’ve said all I can say and I’ve felt all I can feel
And I never want to go this way again
 
How are we supposed to pray in a time of war?
What are supposed to say to the gods above?
How are we supposed to feel, when everything’s surreal?
When all that’s left are the ashes of those we love?
What are we supposed to say to the gods above?
 
I do believe in love, and I do believe in life
And I do believe that evil will not triumph
 
Guitar Chords:
 
Verse: G A D D/A Bm, G Em A D
 
Chorus: G Bm A, G Bm A, Em Bm G A, G A D
 
Bridge: Em D A D Em G A