A preacher shuns his brother Cause his bride's a different color And this is not acceptable His papa taught him so It was love that he'd been preaching But this was overreaching The boundaries stretchin' further Than his heart would choose to go
Like an angel with no wings Like a kingdom with no king
(chorus 1) What have we become? A self indulgent people What have we become? Tell me where are the righteous ones? What have we become? In a world degenerating What have we become?
(chorus 2) Speak your mind, look out for yourself The answer to it all is a life of wealth Grab all you can cause you live just once You got the right to do whatever you want Don't worry about others or where you came from It ain't what you were, it's what you have become
Mom and Dad are fightin' As Rosie lies there crying For once again she's overheard Regrets of their mistake With Christmas bells a-ringing Little Rosie'd leave them grieving The gift she'd give her family Would be the pills she'd take
An inconvenient child She wasn't worth their while
(repeat choruses 1 and 2)
What about love? What about God? What about holiness? What about mercy, compassion and selflessness?
You know it's true He is there for me and you Doesn't matter what you do
(repeat chorus 1)
What have we become? Have we come undone? What have we become? Have we come undone? What have we become?
(repeat chorus 2)
Selfish... ??? With selfish... ??? Selfish people When you gonna learn? Everyone of us Gathered 'round in trust What have we become?