When's a crime forgiven by them
You can never live again
I can only advise another
Never, o never forsake your brother

And where are my friends ?
And where is my family ?
They've all gone away
Though it's I who have left them

I have heard death cry, I have heard him falter
I have heard him lie and escape unscathed
When he comes for me I will fuck him, o
I will waste him in my own way

He is scum, but he wields great glory, o
O to live forever in some oceany glow
Let new life rise in the face of death
Let it rise, let it take in what can't be held

And with life, let me rise, let me stand up high
Let me then decide who all will die
For with me, I'd have all of everyone burn
And the rest suffer death in its own black blur

And where are my friends ?
And where is my family ?
They've all gone away
Though it's I who have left them

Let the others cry, while our voice is still
We will wait, we may lie like wolves in the fields
O hold your throats in silence a while
There is enough noise now from where they are

In the silence lie, in the silence take
O take in the rumor of a passing through
The house will be empty, a house of love
Calling out, there was nothing else for us to do

And where are my friends ?
And where is my family ?
And where are the days
I used to be friendly ?



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    General CommentI can't understand why no one has commented, this by far one of the best of Will Oldham's enormous amount of songs.
    What would we do without him?
    featherbyfeatheron August 18, 2009   Link

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