I hope / How long

I hope you know I hope you know
I hope you know I hope you know
Time roles on days turn into nights
Years come and go as they please
Yet these are the coldest Decembers we can remember
And the trees hold the color green
How long will they hold How long will they hold
How long will they hold how long how long
I hope you know I hope you know
I hope you know I hope you know
The belly of the beast harbors the rumbles of the bombs they rain
And the blood/love of the people
Taints the river and each grain of sand on the main land
How long will they hold how long will they hold
How long will they hold how long will we hold