Farewell to sweet and seasick suffering
Goodbye all hollow and brave new worlds
Say Oh well to green and yellow melancholy
And Oh my to sweet and strange new words

God damn, what damage done!
What wicked wanting have I felt
My nights have stretched constant without flame
I have been quick to draw and shoot and
Shoot again but never have I made my mark
Until my true love came and said:

Farewell, sweet and seasick suffering
Goodbye all hollow and brave new worlds
Oh well, green and yellow melancholy
And Oh my to sweet and strange new words

Say, fair boy, are you so sure?
Have you no questions for the world?
Are your nights so cloudless?
Are your skies so clear?
Say, fair boy, have you no fear?

Be still my quake and shudder
My hopeless hapless hero
Why talk of hunger and of luckless love
Be quick now before the light of day
Has left us lonely, consider this, consider saying:

Farewell sweet and seasick suffering
Goodbye all hollow and brave new worlds
Say Oh well to green and yellow melancholy
And Oh my to sweet and strange new words


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    General CommentTo me this is about conceding youthful lack of commitments and settling down with someone you love, feeling ambivalent about it but thinking it's right because it is true love. Devon Sproule is a genius.
    upthera44on May 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI wish I could think of what to say. I know what I did is done, I have accepted what has happened and what is REAL. I hope it means something to someone when I say sorry for fucking up the place and acting like a kid, and I'm ready to grow up and not live in my own world.
    overwhlemedon May 22, 2007   Link

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