A brightness falling through the air
Into the long grass where we lie
The lark spirals upwards in perfect pitch
The plane takes forever crossing the sky

[chorus]
In the dawn
In the dawn
In the dawn

Dreams burnt away
By the first cigarette of the day
Instincts move us into
The rhythms of love
Soaring into
An exquisite tension
Making gentle pornography together

[chorus]

A brightness falling through the air
Into the long grass where we lie
The lark spirals upwards in perfect pitch
Soaring into
An exquisite tension



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    General Commentyou'd think the word "pornography," at least, would have made my ears prick up
    foreverdroneon February 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a good song. I like 'version I' better than 'version II'.

    A great album,. to say the least.
    analogsceneon June 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed, i managed to get LC on record a few months ago, this is my favourite song off the album
    nic-ckon September 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSex. Sorry I just stated the obvious.
    thebodiesobtainedon April 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUsed to play this all the time when I was in college, more years ago than I care to admit. Hint: I bought the LP new, and it didn't yet exist on CD). God the cover looks beautiful at a 12-inch size, on fine (textured) paper.

    How's about these for mondegreens?

    And I'm just falling through the air
    Into the long grass where we lie
    The long spirals upwards in perfect fiction
    The flame takes forever crossing the sky

    Dreams burnt away by the first cigarette of the day
    [never could understand anything he sang, after the previous line]
    [he DOES mumble a lot: and would sound as if he were anyway, simply because he's buried in the mix]
    foreverdroneon February 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenton the subject of mondegreens, name that tune:

    Who can I believe in?
    I'm leaning on the ground
    There has to be some food
    Where do I park?
    foreverdroneon February 03, 2010   Link

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