Your heart pumps its last pint of blood
Your eyes roll to the back of your head
And with your last breath
I woke up dripping in sweat

Recapture the dead smile
On lips surrendered forever
Rode on the wings of Death
In the direction of escaping

Beneath a blue suburban sky
Draped in a black city scape
One ray of the sun shines in on closed eyes
Someone just woke up dripping in your sweat....

Recapture the dead smile
On lips surrendered forever
Rode on the wings of Death
In the direction of escaping

I think that sunbeam
Left the door ajar


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    General CommentThe lyrics are actually drawn from poems by Emily Dickinson.

    An introduction about Emily Dickinson, written by Martha Dickinson Bianchi, says this:

    She [Emily Dickinson] even descends over the brink of the grave to toy with the outworn vesture of the spirit, recapture the dead smile on lips surrendered forever; then, as on the wings of Death, betakes herself and her reader in the direction of the escaping soul to new, incredible heights.

    Seeing that I haven't read the actual poem in depth, I am unable to discern the entire meaning.
    mr_pollockon May 24, 2004   Link

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