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AND A GOD DESCENDED
Dar Williams


Step through this trampled wall

The unhinged door betrays it all

That far within our faith we were all waiting

The broken glass reflects the haze

It shines like endless holy days

Struggling to remember what they're celebrating


Well, a God descended

And the reason ended

His life was lifted just above the law

And now we have to live with what we did

With what we saw


Well, you mend your clothes and patch your roof

And slivers of God's shattered truth

Grow tender as the grass in clean-swept yards

But a savior came and told us how

The truth was all around us now

Abandon house and field and gather up the shards


Well, a God descended

And the reason ended

His life was lifted just above the law

And now we have to live with what we did

With what we saw


Well, you build your faith with strength and duty

Build your love but there's a beauty

Well you know the scriptures tell

There are a few shards left in hell

And if we want a god we had to follow, follow him down


Pictures torn out of their frames

And orgies where we lost our names

All were gone with time's real desire

Well, you ask how God can curse you thus

That's not a question asked by us

We burned our beds and books

We fear we've lost the fire


The God descended

And the reason ended

His life was lifted just above the law

And now we have to live with what we did

With what we saw...


DAR WILLIAMS

American singer-songwriter Dar Williams lives at the intersection of pop and folk. She fuses many genres (blues, rock, jazz), resulting in a rather organic sound. She has been making music for over a decade.

Her studio album My Better Self finds Dar at an unequivocally brazen crossroads. Reflecting on American politics, the disillusionment and apathy of youth, and the female experience, Dar makes no apology for her outspoken beliefs.

Her 2008 album, entitled Promised Land. ... Read More