might the strings swell again
sound then sadly descend
for to lend due respect
this regrettable end

for i slept with the best
as ive wept with the rest
ever blessed with this sense
some swift end might be met

could those strings swell again
lest mine eyes well instead
for to lend bated breath
less this life that ive left

yet our song soldiers on
postscript first fell to fawn
where each chord corresponds
whom to all ive done wrong

chest drawn of breath
throat red as fresh stretched post-fuck flesh
wed both sooner forget
and yet strange successions remind
flush with desperate decline
certain prides thus obliged
ive resigned to this life

rife with primes passed behind
strains of wrasp wearied rhyme
and no time to surmise all my wherefores and whys
though i suppose should it help to know
im oh so glad to go
what with woe-soaked underclothes
and were that this the final phrase cast from these lovely lips
i pray remember this
remember this

what once was wed with ones past
though now no strings attached
for the lust or its lack just cant help coming back
well past reprieve weve reached each creased
of ceaseless griefs weve seen
save this one brief relief


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    General CommentOkay, so besides everyone commenting on what the lyrics should say,

    This song is absolutely fantastic. It reminds me of the ultimate climax to some movie, or a main characters death. It's just so beautiful in a really dark and sad way.
    IMABEARon November 29, 2011   Link
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    General Commentdue respect

    yet our psalm soldiers on [i think]
    postscript first fell to fawn

    just can't help coming back

    i think you're spot on with the last line. i didn't really get this was a concept album till this track brought little bits of every song back into it. what an amazing album.
    admon August 28, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"throat red as fresh stretched post fuck flesh"
    --and then the last line is "save this one brief relief"
    joanofarcon September 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentalso- "for the lust or it's lack just cant help coming back"
    joanofarcon September 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentgot it all from the lyric booklet, thanks
    sithieon September 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThat "post-fuck" part made me laugh so hard. Gotta love Zac's lyrics!
    TheThirdChildon December 28, 2011   Link

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