From the album Chrome (2009)

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Written on the fifth anniversary of 9/11/01. A song about living in fear, about hiding from life, about finding strength in weakness, the sort of humility that Christ himself exhibits. Though contrary to popular opinion that we, as Americans, can and must “defeat” terrorists home and abroad, my song is written in response to this arrogance.

Lyrics

You Don’t Have The Strength
(Eric Peters)

We’ll never know how deep it hurt
To witness hell come swallow earth
The sky fell down and left a void
It turned silence into static noise

To say what you need to say
To hide from your life

You don’t have the strength to carry on
You don’t know what you’re looking for
When everything is holding still
In September’s war of wills

Fear will ruin and make you a slave
Turn your thoughts into daily graves
Hound you, foul you, steal away love
Until all that’s left is the emptying of

The good and decent things of earth
And the ones who made us whole

You don’t have the strength to carry on
You don’t know what you’re fighting for
When everything is holding still
In September’s war of wills

And you wail, and you wait for a windblown word
To whisper grace, to sing of hope, to give you courage from that day forward
You don’t have the strength

You don’t have the strength to carry on
You don’t know what you’ve been living for
When everything is holding still
In September’s war of wills