Matisyahu - Aish Tamid lyric

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The place lays phased like a warrior slayed
Engraved into the space with his sword still raised
Layers of charcoal sprayed through hallways
Praise relays off the walls echoing always *

I said, dirt covered earth lays beneath my rib cage*
Giving birth to overgrowth invading on to path ways
Burnt out trees cover streets where children once played
Sown seeds decay through sacred stepping stones in disarray
Where the alter used to be placed, inter-changed for bloodstains*
Sunrays illuminate the smoke filled haze
Trace of incense, the scents of sacrifice stayed*

Chorus: x2
Aish tamid eternally
Fire burns continuously
Wondering where you been
Won't you, won't you come to me?*

Flash back, patches of grass growing wild. In fact,*
Cracked walls burnt black like a kingdom sacked
Memories like artifacts, attacked yet still intact
Melodies wrapped in glass, shattering with the impact

Said, air intermingling, ringing with the singing of songs once sung,*
Flung, hung onto the rafters, catastrophe struck, the sound stuck,*
Disaster plastered the aftermath, a blasted building still standing,*
Like a starved man fasting and the skies expanding,*
Clouds passing, dust particles dancing,*
In broken bars of light streaming from a shaft slashed into the ceiling,*
Sshhhh, you could feel the ground breathing

Chorus x2

The Daughter of Zion is lyin' cryin' in the mist*
Morning light slips in, shifting through the darkness*
Like a morning wife reminisce, having visions of her long gone prince*
Memories drip, rain drops, tip towing, emptiness*
Intermixed with tears like fears left unfixed*
Said, the wall's worn thin, frozen fortress*
Like Dawn waiting for the sunrise of a day that got missed*
Like a life gone wrong wandering in the wilderness*
Lovesick, stripped abyss, missing once-luscious*
Yeah, I'll paint the scene so you could see, the city's picking up speed*
I'm on a bench 14th street, taxi's screaming yellow streaks*
Spears piercing through my ears, you could hear the traffic speak
Jack hammers drill smackling through the crackling concrete
Building filled with windowsills spilled tangled telephone wires*
Signs sparking, your lights flash like wild fire*
Mine insides rise, I start to feel paralyzed*
Let out a sigh-a melody blew by- like an ancient war cry
The way the sunlight hit the leaves it really caught my eye,
Glistenin', listenin' to the breeze*
Dancing through the leaves on the trees...freeze*
The city goes in slow motion like a dream*

Said, I'm left empty like the temple turned into a fox den*
Bus fumes dripping, spitting into city summer sun*
Sifting through the ash, dimly lit vision, listenin'*
To the hiss lifting off a nighttime ocean
Shim, shim, shimmering singein' hair on my skin*
Whisperin' where ya been, where ya been, where ya been*
Said a, from amidst the darkness, "Set sail with the softness"*
Breeze travelin' across the seas arisen from within Mt. Zion*
Said, a wind comin' in picking up momentum*
Some cutting crisply through the thickness sliding on a rhythm*
Like a rollercoaster sizzlin', twizzlin' down the mountain,*
Ripping, rocket-ship exploding, like a fountain overflowing,*
Spilling through the courtyard of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Jerusalem*

I see busting through the rubble, bubbling, drying up the puddles*
In precision and uncovering debris, lifting up the fallen*
Arisen within to reach the yiddin in Manhatt*
Exposed menorah glowing in the shadows of destruction*
Trail blazing through affliction*
Brushing off the branches goldeness*
Stand and burn flames dancing*
Like a lion roaring, rising*
Out of nothing, flames dancing like a lion roaring*
Said, flames dancing like a lion roaring*
Flames dancing like a lion roaring*

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