What a beautiful face
I have found in this place
That is circling all around the sun
What a beautiful dream
That could flash on the screen
In a blink of an eye and be gone from me
Soft and sweet
Let me hold it close and keep it here with me

And one day we will die
And our ashes will fly
From the aeroplane over the sea
But for now we are young
Let us lay in the sun
And count every beautiful thing we can see
Love to be
In the arms of all I'm keeping here with me

What a curious life
We have found here tonight
There is music that sounds from the street
There are lights in the clouds
Anna's ghost all around
Hear her voice as it's rolling and ringing through me
Soft and sweet
How the notes all bend and reach above the trees

Now, how I remember you
How I would push my fingers through your mouth
To make those muscles move
That made your voice so smooth and sweet
And now we keep where we don't know
All secrets sleep in winter clothes
With one you loved so long ago
Now he don't even know his name

What a beautiful face
I have found in this place
That is circling all around the sun
And when we meet on a cloud
I'll be laughing out loud
I'll be laughing with everyone I see
Can't believe
How strange it is to be anything at all


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    General CommentI didn't realize it was a cover at the time
    Miki-Kiwaon April 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentgasp. i didn't even know eisley knew about NMH. they are such an amazing band, and this is a quite good cover (though it's a bit faster than the original). i've always thought this was more of a feminine song. beautiful! c'est belle!
    mister care-too-muchon December 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentalso, does anyone else think it funny that jeff mangum sings the line 'how i would push my fingers through your mouth' a bit salaciously, while she sings it so innocently? [i don't know which sister sings which part.]
    mister care-too-muchon December 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI know, right? They're brilliant. I find both versions absolutely stunning.

    Stacy sings that part, by the way (along with the second verse). Her voice is incredible, so very talented. =)
    kaleidoscope_irison February 27, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwhere can i find it? omg!
    sherrigrrrlon November 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDax Riggs does the best version of this song.
    theautocraton May 06, 2010   Link
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    General Commentyou didn't have to repost this. it's already on the NMH page. :/
    plumaon April 05, 2008   Link

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