What Have We Become by dc Talk

© 1995. Written by Toby McKeehan, Kevin Max Smith, and Mark Heimermann
B-3, Programming: Mark Heimermann
Brush Snare, Programming: Todd Collins
Wah Bass: Otto Price
Bass: John Painter
Drums: Scott Williamson
Guitars: Dave Perkins, Jerry McPherson
Flute: Dennis Soley


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
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?

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

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

What have we become?
Have we come undone?

Live Versions

What Have We Become was only played at select Freakshow concerts. Along with Between You and Me, it was frequently dropped from the set list. Unlike Between You and Me though, it has yet to resurface again.

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