Hallowed

Hallowed be the land beneath the sun

Hallowed by the man that I’ve become

Hallowed be the battles that we’ve won

And Hallowed be the good which we have done

But you in your omnipotence

knew this day would come for you and I

And you in your omnificence

Create the thing that wanders from your light

But somehow I

Am swept away from shore

And caught beneath the undertow

of what I have ignored

I’m drowning in the judgement

Which I have poured myself

It seems that I’ve mistaken you

For somebody else

Hallow or hollow

I’m calling out to you

these fables are shallow

But faith becomes a noose

So lead and I’ll follow

But first I need the proof

I’ll live in your shadow

If shade reveals the truth

Hallowed be the sands that count the time

And hallowed be the beauty that we find

But you in your omnipresence

Have somehow managed to evade my mind

And you in your benevolence

Permit the suffering in children’s eyes

But somehow I

Am swept away from shore

And caught beneath the undertow

of what I have ignored

I’m drowning in the judgement

Which I have poured myself

It seems that I’ve mistaken you

For somebody else

Hallow or hollow

I’m calling out to you

these fables are shallow

But faith becomes a noose

So lead and I’ll follow

But first I need the proof

I’ll live in your shadow

If shade reveals the truth

Omnipotent

Benevolent

Omnipresent

Omnificent

How can you be everywhere?

Do I misunderstand?

And how could all this suffering

Have happened by your hand

Hallow or hollow

I’m calling out to you

these fables are shallow

But faith becomes a noose

So lead and I’ll follow

But first I need the proof

I’ll live in your shadow

If shade reveals the truth

If I’m to be a leper

In the city of the damned

Because you denied the faith in me

To fully understand

This reasoning you gave to me

Was all part of your plan

Was all the love that I had shared

A castle on the sand?

I’ll see you in hell

I’ll see you in hell

In hell