"Penzance" as written by and Patrick Wolf....
In a time of loneliness
I fell into your strong open arms
And in those arms you loved me well
You hid me in your charm

And in that charm we headed south
Knowing nothing of my demons

There were devils in the winds that night
Walking fire among the hills
And many voices called me out to the cliffs
But you held me safe
You wrestled me still

Wiping the black blood from my mouth
Speeding into nowhere

It starts in Penzance where the winds are born
And follows the track of this train
And just like my love calling out for you
It is calling me back again (and again)

"What a beautiful town!"
I shouted out
Oh, but what a terrifying view
You know I wrestled with my bruised hours
Just to lie there next to you

Deep in the dark heart of the south
Speeding into nowhere

My love, come stop me
I am haunted and possessed
And with my darkest hour yet to come
It's only you, only you can stop me

Come back to Penzance where the winds are born
Just follow the track of this train
And just like this love calling out for you
It is calling me out again

So come stop me
Only you can stop me
Stop me
Now


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"Penzance" as written by Patrick Wolf

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    General CommentGAH.
    slinkstersarson April 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentInteresting interpretation. Have I misrepresented a lyric?
    Imberon April 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentno. it is just so good. and nice to look at.
    slinkstersarson April 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI can't listen to this without weeping. It honestly dredges up emotion I was barely aware I possessed; I do believe it is my favorite of Sir Loveliness's songs.
    Imberon May 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a wonderful song! How could it be left as a B-side when it's one of his best songs ever? It would have fitted so nicely into the 'wind in the wires' album. I would have had it instead of 'the libertine' but that's just cause it's the only Wolf song I'm not particularly keen on....
    Magic_positionon January 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt seems Mr Wolf is a bit of a musical tease, then?
    I love this. Some of his songs make me cry too. I was in tatters after (and during) Souvenirs.

    I really do love this song.
    I really do hate to cry though.
    LuluLovesYouMoreon September 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song kind of refelcts the effect Patrick's music has on me.

    And it makes me cry and awful lot.
    goddamneddamarison October 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song kind of refelcts the effect Patrick's music has on me.

    And it makes me cry and awful lot.
    goddamneddamarison October 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMy love, come stop me
    I am haunted and possessed
    And with my darkest hour yet to come
    It's only you, only you can stop me

    I cannot even explain how powerful those lines are, let alone this song. Patrick is the God of music.
    ShotgunXXWeddingon December 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI only just found this song.
    It's amazing.
    cookiejaron June 13, 2009   Link

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