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10. Calm My Soul

The Peace of Wild Things
by Paper Route


Iíve seen too much this year
I long for it to pass
The type of memories
That turn a heart to glass
My mother named me well
My father worked the land
In dust my ribs were formed
And Iíll return again

Calm my soul

We are burning up the earth
Itís body and itís breath
We hurt the ones we love
And we wound what we protect, God

Calm my soul
Calm my soul
Who bleeds more
Calm my soul

I have walked behind for too long
Now I will lead the way
I have strayed
I have strayed
Strayed away

If youíve loved in haste
Thinking only of the cost
Every river leads to land
Every lover to a cross
Your mind and heart at war
And they thrash inside your lips
Like an arrow passing through
Your tongue can kill or it can kiss

Calm your soul
Calm your soul
There is hope
Calm your soul

Behind the Song:
(Chad) This was a song that has an origin from before the 'Absence' release, actually. We always had the chorus with the choir, but could never land on any verses. We put the song in the graveyard category and moved on. Years passed, and eventually somehow MTV used the demo version of this song on one of their shows. Much to our surprise, people all over the internet started freaking out, trying to find out what song it was and what band it was. That was enough of a spark for us to give the song another shot. We finally found the missing parts of the songs, and JT wrote some very personal lyrics, which are some of my favorite.




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