Alas, That These Evil Days Should Be Mine

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lyrics

There is a storm on the rise
And the land won't ever look the same again
I'm hearing whispers in the dark
And I thought I saw the Devil's jagged grin

The kids have a riot
Occupying every single waking thought
And in the silence
I could swear I heard the first raindrop...

Can you feel it in the air now?
There is a stillness calling out for tragedy
And look
The rats ain't even running
There ain't no rat ever accepted his own death at sea

There are believers praying
"Someone save us"
Trembling at the thunder in the sky
And every lonesome prisoner
Is sounding out his tortured cry

There ain't a man carried a gun that I respected
Oh, but it seems I should be gearing up for war
There is a faceless enemy on the horizon
And his battleships float, silent, off the shore
I feel the Earth under my feet
I think she's holding her breath
Fearful of what still is yet to come
There is a swiftness in the breeze
Feels like it's running
Oh, it's chasing down that ever setting sun

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from Old Reliable, released March 5, 2013

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