Oh, love is shaped like cities burning,
Soot and ash is stretched between
The sea and sky; these lonely islands
Kiss the buildings, black and silent.

Here my eyes bent towards the brightest
Point of light, like some great sign.
And oh! The love!
I was reminded of the time I almost died,
But didn't mind. You close your eyelids,
See the fine-cut colors that are left behind
Like flaming fingers tracing lines-
It's kind of like that.

Oh, love is shaped like cities burning,
Sifting through the ashes after.
We will find your life in laughter,
Oh, the black and breathing rapture.

Lyrics submitted by aha a lion, edited by gandly

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    General CommentI know there are two more words after "like flaming fingers tracing lines..." but I can't figure it out.

    Beautiful song. The banjo is perfect and the lyrics wonderful.
    aha a lionon December 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentnice
    alinamatterson September 07, 2009   Link

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