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Nothing Is Innocent

This song is by Over the Rhine and appears on the album The Trumpet Child (2007) and on the live album Live From Nowhere Volume Three (2008).

We'd wake the dead
With voices in our head
We've gotten used to ignoring the truth

We close our eyes
And breathe and eat the lies
That tell us we're so much better than you

Silence is loud
Humility is so proud
Nothing is innocent now

All the king's men
Will serve scrambled eggs again
When white-washed walls come crashing down

We'll blink and nod
And say, How odd
And wonder why old friends don't come around

Silence is loud
Humility is so proud
Nothing is innocent now

The acid rain
We fear the pain
Will blister and burn the skin

But what is more
The fear we bore
Will eat us alive from within

Silence is loud
Humility is so proud
Nothing is innocent now

For you and me
In the land of the free
Nothing is innocent now
Nothing is innocent now
Nothing is innocent now

Credits

  • Words & music by: Karin Bergquist/Linford Detweiler
  • Produced by: Brad Jones
  • Additional musicians:
    • Brad Jones (upright bass, chamberlin)
    • Tony Paoletta (pedal steel)
    • Chris Carmichael Wikipedia16 (violin)
    • Mickey Grimm (drum kit)
    • Jim Hoke (alto flute, vibes)

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