Sleeping At Last – Mars lyrics

We laid our names to rest
Along the dotted line
We left our date of birth
And our history behind

We were full of life

We could barely hold it in

We were amateurs at war

Strangers to suffering

We made our families proud

But scared at the same time

We promised we’d be safe

Another lie from the front lines

Our backs against the wall

We’re surrounded and afraid

Our lives now in the hands

Of the soldiers taking aim

Our questions ricochet

Like broken satellites:

How our bodies, born to heal

Become so prone to die?

Though time is ruthless

It showed us kindness in the end

By slowing down enough

A second chance to make amends

As life replayed, we heard a voice proclaim:

“Lay your weapons down!

They’re calling off the war

On account of losing track

Of what we’re fighting for”

So we found our way back home

Let our cuts and bruises heal

While a brand-new war began

One that no one else could feel

Our nights have grown so long

Now we beg for sound advice

“Let the brokenness be felt

’Til you reach the other side

There is goodness in the heart

Of every broken man

Who comes right up to the edge

Of losing everything he has”

We were young enough to sign

Along the dotted line

Now we’re young enough to try

To build a better life

To build a better life

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