The Keeper

Album: Machine Gun Preacher soundtrack (2011)
  • I come from far away
    My boots don't know this ground
    But they know it's real
    It doesn't take too long
    For this road to become
    A battlefield

    And before I let one more fire go out
    Understand that I won't give one inch of ground
    From beneath yours and my feet
    Whatever the price happens to be
    I may not be the keeper of the flame
    But I am the keeper

    Beauty and truth collide
    Where love meets genocide
    Where laughter meets fear
    Confusion all around
    And as I try to feed these mouths
    That have never known singing

    And before I let one more tear hit the ground
    I will be the one standing between you and the sound
    Of the rounds echoing out
    Out of the dark
    The smoke and the spark
    Aimed at the heart of the flame
    I am the keeper oh

    I cannot see the light
    At the end of the tunnel tonight
    My eyes are weary
    And before I let one more life get erased
    From the ashes I will rise for you and the ghosts
    Of the names the faces and frames
    The love and the pain for you I remain
    Though I'm not worthy of being
    The keeper of the flame
    I am the keeper yeah
    I am the keeper, uh uh uh

    Uh uh uh uh
    Uh uh uh uh Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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