City On the Hill

Album: Come to The Well (2011)
  • Did you hear of the city on the hill
    Said one old man to the other
    It once shined bright, and it would be shining still
    But they all started turning on each other

    You see the poets thought the dancers were shallow
    And the soldiers thought the poets were weak
    And the elders saw the young ones as foolish
    And the rich man never heard the poor man speak

    But one by one, they ran away
    With their made up minds to leave it all behind
    And the light began to fade
    In the City on the Hill, the City on the Hill

    Each one thought that they knew better
    But they were different by design
    Instead of standing strong together
    They let their differences divide

    And one by one, they ran away
    With their made up minds to leave it all behind
    And the light began to fade
    In the City on the Hill, the City on the Hill

    And the world is searching still

    But it was the rhythm of the dancers
    That gave the poets life
    It was the spirit of the poets
    That gave the soldiers strength to fight
    It was fire of the young ones
    It was the wisdom of the old
    It was the story of the poor man
    That needed to be told

    It is the rhythm of the dancers
    That gives the poets life
    It is the spirit of the poets
    That gives the soldiers strength to fight
    It is fire of the young ones
    It is the wisdom of the old
    It is the story of the poor man
    That's needing to be told

    But one by one will we run away
    With our made up minds to leave it all behind
    As the light begins to fade in the City on the Hill

    One by one will we run away
    With our made up minds to leave it all behind
    As the light begins to fade in the City on the Hill
    The city on the hill

    (Come home)
    And the Father's calling still
    (Come home)
    To the city on the hill
    (Come home) Writer/s: JOHN MARK HALL, MATTHEW WEST
    Publisher: ESSENTIAL MUSIC PUBLISHING
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