left, right
left, right and
left, right
left, right and (repeated)


Weary from the war, as I stumble into fortune
Strike a deal with a witch, and cut off her head
With pockets full of gold, boy, would I journey into town
And trade my scuffed boots for bribes and Burberry.

Became the talk of the town though the heart remained mute as I
Fed the poor with the king's cutlery;
Locked in towers behind walls comes some divination
Where true love was promised to me...

On a
Black dog
Black burning eyes
Come carry you here, to my room
Dark to one spark, and I have your heart
But as quick as you come, you're always gone so soon
soon, soon, soon
Gone so soon, soon, soon
Gone so soon, soon, soon
Always gone so soon.

And now I live alone in this dirty old attic,
And my friends have no strength to climb up the stairs,
Do in the dark (dark), I spark (spark) a small box of tinder,
And your love is ferried to here.

On a
Black dog,
Black turning eyes,
Come carry you here, to my room,
Dark to one spark and, I have your heart,
But as quick as you come, you're always gone so soon, soon, soon
Gone so soon, soon, soon
Gone so soon, soon, soon
Always gone so soon.
(So soon)

Why does no flame e're last for long?
Oh, no, no spark brights dark for long,
Oh no,
A thousand kisses are no Judas kicking in to stop me
From trying to start the fire,
Start the fire
Start the fire, fire, fire, fire, fire, fire, fire...
Deep down in me...


Lyrics submitted by playedinstereo, edited by Youssii

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    General Commentsurlalunefairytales.com/boardarchives/2003/aug2003/…

    It's legit.
    ambrielon April 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOn a black dog
    Black burning eyes

    You need an extra 'black' I think.

    I love the way he pronounces the words, and the left/right bits are simply beautiful.
    A really passionate, mystical song.
    rhimansworldon April 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSuch a stunning song, and the fact it's about my favourite fairytale makes it even more amazing! I really like the way the words flow, and it's indeed a very passionate song. I wish he made more songs with this vibe.
    staralfur1on August 18, 2012   Link

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