Leon Liedtext

Leon Samson In New Orleans Liedtext

You said that you were with me

You said you were my friend

Did you really love the city

Or did you just pretend

You said you loved her secrets

And her freedoms hid away

She was better than America

That’s what I heard you say

You said how could this happen

You said how can this be

The remnant all dishonored

On the bridge of misery

And we who cried for mercy

From the bottom of the pit

Was our prayer so damn unworthy

The Son rejected it?

So gather up the killers

Get everyone in town

Stand me by those pillars

Let me take this temple down

The king so kind and solemn

He wears a bloody crown

So stand me by that column

Let me take this temple down

You said how could this happen

You said how can this be

The chains are gone from heaven

The storms are wild and free

There’s other ways to answer

That certainly is true

Me, I’m blind with death and anger

And that’s no place for you

There’s a woman in the window

And a bed in Tinsel Town

I’ll write you when it’s over

Let me take this temple down