Somewhere ‘neath these cardboard bindings
There’s a room that’s lined with notes
With photographs of cities that the camera’s never seen
And there’s a couple books I read to you
When night-time grants me dreams

Floor burned black wi’ petrol blazes, scorched and cracking
Dead eyes gazin’ out o’ concrete
All things rise and fall
And here with you, and all the things once set me shakin’
Well, they’re nothing much at all

I remember tasting you beside the water in the spring
I remember you sat listening
To a couple verses written
For to make sense of this screechin’ hind my eyes
And yeah the clouds tore themselves free
O’ that vast blue stretched endlessly
Those whispers bleeding overhead
And so we danced wi’ heaven shakign
Twilight swelling, moonlight breaking
From the wounds winding like vipers in the sky
Let this be all I ever see
Let blindness swallow me, let time devour me

There’s a message from some fella someplace just outside of where we’ve ended up
Or where we’re stopping off
Talkin’ bout voices they are currency, and his worth more than most
An yeah I kept his words for sometime I might need a line to make sense of a thought
A state o’ mind that I been trailing
It’s a G-flat exorcism, it’s an off-key detuned cleansing, it’s a farewell to the
ghosts

I remember cell-door steel and red-raw lashes cross the wrists
And jacket-pockets fulla sedatives
And her voice as rowboat waitin’
Led me back across the Acheron
And held me by that furnace on the shore
And I recall apologies stacked up in threes, anticipating
Some new sorrow, some disgrace
Another four, five days a weepin’
‘Tween the sheets an never sleepin’
Pleadin’, “Help me, I can’t do this any more”
And I don’t do it any more
No, something heard me, something pitied me and cleansed me

There’s a woman used to wander ‘long the train tracks
Whispering to lovers long since lost to history, to memory
As distant as the faces she can’t recognise in photographs
Still hanging down on strings across her chest
Times I see her in my dreams, cursing wildly at Prometheus
Says “Give me back my blindness, and my ignorance
An let my lost naivety crawl ‘tween my legs an enter me
An let me taste my youth wi every breath
Let the night solidify ‘till everything is concrete black
And I’ll be eulogised in prose
And I’ll be half-heard myth
And tale passed down as hymnal
And these tracks as blessed shrines
For all those eyes all grey with nothingness”


Lyrics submitted by armsaimedatthe_sun

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