vocal: Vashti Bunyan

The night settles down on the water
the feathers of sun gather in
the trees wave their way to the morning
the birds think about what they'll sing;

I have dreams in which you're a nightmare
I have dreams in which you're unfair
but angels still dance in your garden
and flowers still grow in your hair.

My tears leave a scar on the pillow
my tooth leaves my blood on the sheet
my heart sways the way of the willow
my heart sways the way of the wheat;

but you are the Queen of the Lowlands
you have the crown of the lost
I find you broke up like a shipwreck,
I find you broke up on the rocks.

The horses come in from the cliff tops
their shadows upsetting the sea
the waves swim their way to the bottom
and stay there until they're forgotten;

and you know about birds when they're dying
how they know that they're going to die
how they hide in the heart of the forest
and sleep until death chances by.

You know that, you know that.

Lyrics submitted by caitmary

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