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I see the eyes that hide behind the cellar door,
and I’ve seen mobs of men.
I saw God’s own try to gather down in Washington,
and I saw a mob descend.

I see the faces in the night by the river,
that same river that holds the wheels
from the vandals trying to terrorize Minister Allan
for preaching high ideals
of free men and salvation.

I see a family so desperate for a new life
that they’d risk death to see it through.
But I also saw what men did to Davis.
Most days it’s the women holding true.

Now, the steam rises up from their warm meals,
as my mind drifts to Alton,
where I saw what’s right try to stand in the face of profit,
and I saw ‘em choose profit and violence.
Not free men, nor salvation.

Well, I see sacrifice.
I see gratitude in determined eyes.
I see brave women and men
continue to fight ‘til we stand side by side.
Oh, and I… Oh, and I… Oh, and I… Oh, and I…

I see them off at Lawn Ridge.
It seems we’ve won the day.
A drop of water in the bucket.
So tonight at bed we’ll pray
for free men and salvation.

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from Among Thieves, released June 5, 2020

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Jared Grabb Peoria, Illinois

Jared Grabb's earnest brand of indie/Americana creates low-key anthems for all working class dreamers.

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