People Live Here

My God is better than yours

And the walls of my house are so thick

I hear nothing at all

 

I followed you out in the storm

But it carried you off

And I burned every picture of yours

Was that not enough?

 

My gun is bigger than yours

So let's arm the masses

And see what the bastards do then

Walking tall once set us apart

Now we're down on all fours

Do you cry my name in the dark

Like I do yours?

 

These storms are getting stronger now

Trusses all bend and sway

Lightning hits, the power goes out in the fray

As the waves crash high

And the shoreline disappears

I will scream to the sky

"Hey, people live here."

 

My dreams are not unlike yours

They long for the safety

And break like a glass chandelier

But there's laughter and oh there is love

Just past the edge of our fears

And there's chaos when push comes to shove

But it's music to my ears

 

May you be in Heaven before the Devil knows you're dead

May these winds be always at your back

 

'Cause when we're all just ghosts

And the madness overtakes us

We will look at the ashes

And say, "People lived here."

 

From the penthouse to the holy martyr

Sea to shining sea

From the coffins full of kindergarteners

Is this what you call free?

From the hate that drips from all your crosses

Are your hands so clean?

 

There's a wildfire and it's spreading far

From sea to shining sea

 

When we're all just ghosts

And the madness overtakes us

I will scream to the sky, yeah I'll scream to the sky

Yeah I'll scream to the sky

"Hey, people live here."