Sara Groves - The Long Defeat Lyrics




I have joined the long defeat
That falling set in motion
And all my strength and energy
Are raindrops in the ocean

So conditioned for the win
To share in victor's stories
But in the place of ambition's din
I have heard of other glories

And I pray for an idea
And a way I cannot see
It's too heavy to carry
And impossible to leave

I can't just fight when I think I'll win
That's the end of all belief
And nothing has provoked it more
Than a possible defeat

[Chorus]

We walk a while we sit and rest
We lay it on the altar
I won't pretend to know what's next
But what I have I've offered

And I pray for a vision
And a way I cannot see
It's too heavy to carry
And impossible to leave

And I pray for inspiration
And a way I cannot see
It's too heavy to carry
And impossible to leave
It's too heavy to carry
And I will never leave





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Sara Groves The Long Defeat Comments
  1. chrisbyerly

    Not what I was expecting to find when looking for the song by Thrice, but I like it!

  2. Melody Poli

    Hearing this in concert when I turned 40 was a life changing moment (4 years ago, ahem).  Sara sank on "we walk a while, we sit and rest" over and over and the Holy Spirit made sure I got it.  Oh how I wish she was coming near Raleigh soon~~