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Jars of Clay

There is a river that washes you clean
There is a tree that marks the places you've been
Blood that was spilled, although not your own...

For all of your tears
Are the wages for things you have done
On all of those nights, spent alone in the darkness of your mind
Give it up, let go. These are things you were never meant to shoulder

There is a river that washes you clean
There is a tree that marks the places you've been
Blood that was spilled, although not your own
For all of your tears, love will atone

So, give up the right, to control the waves that empty at your life
Above wild skies, are the rays that break the shadows we design

Give it up, let go. These are things you were never meant to shoulder
Give it up, let go...

There is a river that washes you clean
There is a tree that marks the places you've been
Blood that was spilled, although not your own
For all of these things, love will atone

I know the world can turn in different ways
Most of the time we're simply hangin' on
But under the signs of how we all behave
We might find the place where we belong...

There is a river that washes you clean
There is a tree that marks the places you've been
Blood that was spilled, although not your own
For all of these things, love will atone
For all of those nights, you cried all alone
For all of your tears...love will atone

Written by HASELTINE, DAN / LOWELL, CHARLIE / MASON, STEPHEN DANIEL / ODMARK, MATT / ANIELLO, RONALD JOHN
Published by Universal Music Publishing Group, EMI Music Publishing

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