Brooke Fraser - Crows + Locusts Lyrics




It was the year
The crows and the locusts came
The fields drained dry the rain
The fields are bleeding

"Daddy don't cry, it'll be alright"
She puts some water on the wound
And hums a little tune
While her courage puddles on the ground
Pooling, pooling

See the murder and the swarm descend
And the night is getting thick
The moon telling her tricks
She'd betray her every time

It was the year
The crows and the locusts came
The fields drained dry the rain
The fields are bleeding

It was the age
The foxes came for the fields
We were bleeding as we bowed to kneel
And prayed for mercy, prayed for mercy

The rumble is low and the heat is high
Got a feeling that there's rain out in the oil black sky
Gonna chase away the devil when that sun does rise
Gonna plead the blood
Gonna plead the blood

It was the year
The crows and the locusts came
The fields drained dry the rain
The fields are bleeding

It was the age
The foxes came for the fields
We were bleeding as we bowed to kneel
And prayed for mercy, prayed for mercy

She limps on up to the top of a mount
Looks at the faltered harvest
Feels her sweat in the ground and the burn in her nose
And the knowing in her guts
Something's still gonna grow
She ain't leaving 'till it does.

What can wash away my sin
Nothing but the blood...
What can make me whole again
Nothing but the blood...





Other Lyrics by Artist

Rand Lyrics

Brooke Fraser Crows + Locusts Comments
  1. yeah yeah

    This song is me.even how I see everything.

  2. Rita Carrizo

    Beautiful

  3. Angel F

    It was the year
    The crows and the locusts came
    The fields drained dry the rain
    The fields are bleeding

    "Daddy don't cry, it'll be alright"
    She puts some water on the wound
    And hums a little tune 
    While her courage puddles on the ground
    Pooling, pooling

    See the murder and the swarm descend
    And the night is getting thick
    The moon telling her tricks 
    She'd betray her every time

    It was the year
    The crows and the locusts came
    The fields drained dry the rain
    The fields are bleeding

    It was the age
    The foxes came for the fields
    We were bleeding as we bowed to kneel
    And prayed for mercy, prayed for mercy

    The rumble is low and the heat is high
    Got a feeling that there's rain out in the oil black sky
    Gonna chase away the devil when that sun does rise
    Gonna plead the blood
    Gonna plead the blood

    It was the year
    The crows and the locusts came
    The fields drained dry the rain
    The fields are bleeding

    It was the age
    The foxes came for the fields
    We were bleeding as we bowed to kneel
    And prayed for mercy, prayed for mercy

    She limps on up to the top of a mount
    Looks at the faltered harvest
    Feels her sweat in the ground and the burn in her nose
    And the knowing in her guts
    Something's still gonna grow
    She ain't leaving 'till it does.

    What can wash away my sin
    Nothing but the blood...
    What can make me whole again
    Nothing but the blood...

  4. nural hanyang

    Is she genius or what?

  5. Willow ThePillow

    😭😩😤😞😿 makes me cry

  6. Barbara Gil ferreira

    essa música e linda 💕 para a groria de Deus! coma todas as outras dela.... amo muito BROOKE FRASER..!!

  7. jankez5an89

    I really wonder how that this song is unknown ??

  8. •The Luna

    chorei ,linda musica

  9. Aaron Timoteo

    Wow.

    I love how in a few minutes BF creates a narrative that is so vivid yet is shrouded in a sense of wonder and mystery.  I feel like she could excel at any type of writing, beyond the medium of song.  (But I’m glad she has chosen this artistic medium, as she infuses a much needed sense of inspiration and depth to an industry that glorifies the opposite.)

  10. Erika Ferreira

    And you cry, very cry

  11. Cristy Mejia

    Amazing I can picture it as a movie what she sings. Great voice.

  12. D Brown

    The blood is for OUR minds steeped in alienation, hiding and seeing our Father through a lens of fear.  In the metaphor of the cross, Jesus gives himself to the animals who crucified him---US---and says "you want blood then take mine." We love to exact revenge, we need blood to somehow deal with what we perceive as do "good and evil".  We are all about wrong and right.  Moralists have locked people's minds up in a system of futility.  Didn't we eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. It's a deadly system.  We've been locked in that system ever since and unable to tune into God.  Listen, God doesn't need blood! He is love.  He's not looking to punish people.  Men want to punish people because they want human justice.  Human justice wants revenge and punishment. God wants to change people by loving them because "love never fails."  We like bloodshed, eye for an eye, etc.  True justice is God saving us from ourselves.  Jesus  says at Golgotha the place of the skull, as one with the Father, "we forgive you because you are so alienated and lost."  His position of forgiveness will never change. God forgives (gives beforehand) every time.  The blood is for our minds, not God's as religion twists and perverts. There's nothing wrong with God because He's a forgiver and a lover. 

  13. iskoibuan

    always listening on this one..

  14. Audrey2music

    woooooow! what a song!!

  15. Brucev7

    Reminds me of a 'lil Johnny Cash-ish like.

  16. Brucev7

    "What can wash away my sin
    Nothing but the blood...
    What can make me whole again
    Nothing but the blood..."

    Seems about hard times on the Farm, no Rain for the crops.

  17. Tamsin

    I love Brooke Fraser :)

  18. Razor Blade

    "What can wash away my sins? Nothing but the blood..

    "What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood..

    these phrases get me thinking

  19. Jeremy Jenner

    To me this is a song just about getting through hard times and enduring the harshness of the elements. I love how everyone can have their own interpretations regardless of whether they're religious or not.

  20. don pouljr

    A wonderful ballad sang so superbly ,such a soulful element,add folksy ,thoroughly enjoyably,blessed!

  21. J-Force

    the riff near 3:30 reminds me of Audioslave's "Like a Stone"... but that's OK, Brooke is amazing regardless O_<

  22. Mark Teel, II

    Not just one of the best Christian songs, but one of the most hauntingly great songs period. That outro...phenomenal. She's truly blessed, and does a wonderful work.

  23. gabannaania174

    "Crows and Locusts” is a Steinbeckian story of a farming family helplessly witnessing the decimation of their crops through various forms of pestilence, told through the eyes of the young daughter.The daughter has the persistence and faith to know that it will be okay and the crops will grow again.The daughter may have her faith through Jesus and is why she still has hope in her sad situation,but the song subject isn't about being saved.Just read the title and the lyrics,it kinda explains itself

  24. Jen Mathews

    this was my friends acro solo last year:)

  25. Danshelle Jones

    To me this song is about having faith through the hard times regardless of how the situation looks.
    Knowing that God is a merciful God.

  26. Lanne Carvalho

    Meu Deus, que musica perfeita!
    é impossível parar de ouvir! :D

  27. Leslie Millan

    it shouldnt matter if the song is about jesus or not... we all have different points of view... if this song helps you get closer to jesus then thats awesome and it it doesnt thats ok. brooke is about diversity and she is a christian and obviously loves god... but not all of her songs are about jesus they are about life

  28. COHX2

    Well obviously you don't know Brooke Fraser enough to understand what she's talking about. But it's okay. :-)

  29. Ravendar999

    The hell 're you on about
    First of all this song has many meanings
    And no, it's not everything about Jesus
    it's actually about a girl who got fucked by life
    Everything around her's collapsing she's basically the pillar of whole family
    I'm assuming that her mom died, 'n dad's fucked up, family as well
    Again, everything's collapsing
    "The fields are bleeding"
    Family is bleeding

  30. Barthaneous

    blessed among women.. beauty,, beautiful voice one in which cause the spirit of God to say..."shhhh and listen"... God bless her.. may she stay small and humble and continue to move hearts..Praise Jesus

  31. DJ OLVR

    Listen !!!!

  32. Carla Xavier

    muito boaa, gostosa de ouvir =)

  33. Chloisfunny

    This song is ooooohh, this song is awesome !!

  34. COHX2

    This song is about being saved by Jesus Christ! :-)
    At the end, she goes:
    "What can wash away my sin, nothing but the blood,
    What can make me whole again, nothing but the blood."

    It's from the Hymn,

    What can wash away my sin, nothing but the blood of Jesus
    What can make me whole again, nothing but the blood of Jesus.

    :-D, just thought I'd let you guys know.

    :-)

  35. Elsa Grace

    same :) i put it on when i'm sad.. like now. great song :)