Chop 'Em Down

Album: Shake Off the Dust... Arise (2004)
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  • Say from the forest itself comes the handle for the ax
    Split this wilderness, listen, I'm not missing where it's at
    Clear a path so that you could find your way back
    Chop 'em down, chop 'em down chop 'em down, chop 'em down

    Said time flies by like clouds passing in the sky
    Lifetimes even gone in the blink of an eye
    March through the desert one step at a time
    March through the desert one step at a time

    Said from the forest itself comes the handle for the ax
    Drop the staff Moshe Rabbeinu split the ocean in half
    March through the desert, this ain't where it's at
    Said chop 'em down, Chop 'em down, chop 'em down, chop 'em down

    Said patterns engraved not so easily erased
    Still wandering trying to find your place
    Playing the game I see pain on your face
    Now a day's the Yidden like children sold as slaves
    Strange ways running through the maze, strange ways always
    Lost in the desert trying to find your way
    Lost, lost in the desert trying to find your way

    From the forest itself comes the handle for the ax
    Split this wilderness, listen, I'm not missing where it's at
    Clear a path so that you could find your way back
    Said chop 'em down, chop 'em down chop 'em down, chop 'em down

    Yosef descended sold as a slave
    Thrown into a dungeon 'cause he wouldn't be swayed
    Interpreted Pharaoh's dreams and Egypt was saved
    Stockpiled food for seven years of rain
    Sold to all the nations when the drought came
    Yosef rose to power and the Yidden stayed
    They started to build and success was made
    Pharaoh is getting worried, let's make them pay
    Bound in chains, firstborn was sent down to their graves
    Moshe was saved and a prince he was raised
    Hashem spoke to him, "here's a message to relay
    Take my Nation from Mitzrayim I see the suffering"
    Hard hearts ego breaks take sparks and make way
    Trail blaze through the wasteland breaking the chains

    Last generation just the remnants
    Peel through the desert leaving footprints
    Peel off the lid this is just plastic, lord
    Get into it, get-get into it
    Said heavy hitter stepping solid never quitter
    Jump into the ocean before it split got a jump into it
    Jump-jump into the ocean, jump into it
    Rip-rip through Egypt rip through it
    Six hundred thousand witnessed it, no you didn't forget
    No you didn't forget
    Rip-rip through Egypt rip through it
    Said rip-rip through Egypt, yo

    Said, in the spiritual desert things are not what they seem
    Snakes camouflaged just to fit the scene
    Put your faith in a mirage it's just a smokescreen
    Just a smokescreen, just a smoke-
    In the spiritual desert things are not what they seem
    Snakes camouflaged just to fit in the scene
    Put your faith in a mirage it's just a smokescreen
    Took that path and you know you're in E- Writer/s: Joshua Werner, Matthew Miller
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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  • Amy from Absecon, IcelandIn this song he cites facts from the book of Exodus in the Bible.
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