Before You Were Born

from by Penelope Houston

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before you were born
fires swept across god's eyes
before you were born
a thousand lies were memorized
before you were born
man killed his only brother
before you were born
we pierced holes right through each other
it's in your hands, it's on your head, it's on your hands
it's on your hands, it's in your head, it's in your hands

before you were born
life froze and thawed in summer
before you were born
drought killed the second comer
before you were born
people pressed against the fence
before you were born
god destroyed the evidence

it's in your hands, it's on your head, it's on your hands
it's on your hands, it's in your head, it's in your hands

your life will never be forgotten
your name is whispered on the wind
your life will never be forgotten
your blood is dust upon my tongue

before you were born
a thousand songs had been forgotten
before you were born
christ mistook his last temptation
before you were born
cities shook and fell to dust
before you were born
temples built and now stand empty

it's in your hands, it's on your head, it's on your hands
it's on your hands, it's in your head, it's in your hands

your life will never be forgotten
your name is whispered on the wind
your life will never be forgotten
your blood is dust upon my tongue

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from Once in a Blue Moon, released February 14, 2000
lyrics by Penelope Houston/
music by music P. Houston, Eliot Nemzer and Kevin Mummy
recorded at the Wally Sound 1996
PH - vocals, melodic; Eliot Nemzer - guitar; Mel Peppas - guitar; Kevin Mummy - drums; Jack Hines - bass

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