Times Like These

Album: Born Free (2010)
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  • The lakes and pines they bleed of beauty and grace
    And the rivers they run wild like an endless race
    The forests soar so high then fall to the sea
    As church bells ring and sing in harmony

    I heard them say they're shuttin' Detroit down
    But I won't leave 'cause this is my hometown

    And it's times like these we can't replace
    It's times like these we must embrace
    And even though it's bittersweet and brings us to our knees
    It makes us who we are, in times like these

    The concrete and steel stand strong against the wind
    With the memories of what was and what has been
    The sounds of sweet soul music and blue-collar blues
    There were seventeen colors for a Chevy all red white and blue

    I heard them say that you can't save that town
    But I won't leave, I will stand my ground

    And it's times like these we can't replace
    It's times like these we must embrace
    And even though it's bittersweet and brings us to our knees
    It makes us who we are, in times like these

    The ice and snow give way to a new spring bloom
    In the wake that hope and faith they will be home soon
    A new day dawns as the good Lord shines from above
    'Cause in the rubble and rust there remains a whole lotta love

    And I was here watchin' it all go down
    And I'll still be, when it comes back around

    And it's times like these we can't replace
    It's times like these we must embrace
    And even though it's bittersweet and brings us to our knees
    It makes us who we are, in times like these
    It makes us who we are in times like these Writer/s: MARLON YOUNG, ROBERT J RITCHIE
    Publisher: Bluewater Music Corp., Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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