Nameless as the way we started
I’d like to go
Back to time before name
Name for all we know

When the room was filled with chances
No one would take
We collided with them
Knowing chances fade

Proving that to keep from hiding
Means you must play on a nerve
Under the weight of skin and bone
Dotted lines divide
The shape of things to come

Giving up anticipation
For certainty
Wasn’t nearly as good
As we hoped it’d be

Pulling back the sheets and covers
Only to find
The freight and baggage that grows
On the family tree

If loving only comes with effort
Could we still be on a nerve
Under the weight of skin and bone
Dotted lines divide
The shape of things to come

Feeling on the edge of being
Taken aback
By the damage we did
With the sense we lack

Thieving over intonation
Tuning at last on a nerve
Under the weight of skin and bone
Dotted lines divide
The shape of things to come


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    General CommentThis song is the most beautiful by Vetiver that I have listened to thus far.

    And it took a very long time to attempt to decipher some of the quiet, mumbled words, but it was well worth it.
    pitaprudenceon February 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so beautiful.
    thank you so much for taking the time to write up the lyrics.

    peonyandoceanon February 20, 2007   Link

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