The sun is fallen and it lies in blood
The moon is weaving bandages of gold
O Black Swan, where oh where is my lover gone?
Torn and tattered is my bridal gown
And my lamp is lost, and my lamp is lost

Silver needles and with silver thread
The stars stitch a shroud for the dying sun
O Black Swan, where oh where has my lover gone?
I had given him a kiss of fire and a golden ring
And a golden ring

Don't you hear your lover moan?
Eyes of glass and feet of stone
Shells for teeth and weeds for tongue
Deep, deep down in the river's bed
He's looking for the ring
Eyes wide open, never asleep
He's looking for the ring, looking for the ring

The spools unravel and the needles break
The sun is buried and the stars weep
O black wave, O black wave, take me away with you
I will share with you my golden hair
And my bridal crown, and my bridal crown
Oh, take me down with you
Take me down to my wand'ring lover
With my child unborn
With my child unborn

Oh, oh
The moon is weaving bandages of gold
O black wave, O black wave, take me down with you
Take me down with you

Open-hearted as a heart can be
'Cause we're all a ruin like broken leaves
I give you me in oceans of tears up to my knees
Stitched together like pants and sleeves
I carry this carapace worn thin by he and she
Danced to dust and dusk and
Strung along a highway
I found my way, belligerent
Following the stars of your eyes

O Black Swan, where oh where is my lover gone?
Torn and tattered is my bridal gown
And my lamp is lost, and my lamp is lost

And if you take me inside
And you give me a place to hide and cry
I'll bathe you in the crystal light
That sleeps between my thighs
At times you fear the angel's sigh
To the lord and heavens that this ain't right
But in this chalice you'll find the wine
Our hands hold bonfires burning bright
And the heart is dumb and the heart is blind
But I think you'll find that the lord is kind
And I pray you'll cherish this tarnished offering
Burnt silver brushed lavender offspring

O Black Swan, where oh where has my lover gone?
I had given him a kiss of fire
And a golden ring, and a golden ring

Opened up a tiny chorus of swallows
Swung open the door freed the caged bees and wallows swarm
Geometric patterns on the sun
Eclipse, new moon
Tempt my werewolf not to, not to run
Tempt my werewolf not to run
Tempt my werewolf not to run

O black wave, O black wave, take me away with you
I will share with you my golden hair
And my bridal crown, and my bridal crown

O black wave, O black wave, take me away with you
I will share with you my golden hair
And my bridal crown, and my bridal crown

O black wave, O black wave, take me down with you
Take me down with you


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The Black Swan & Promise song meanings
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    General Commentit's a live recording on YouTube. if you look for "The Black Swan & Promise meet KCO" or something, you could find it.
    othatzsokewlon July 30, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is from the opera "The Medium" and acts as a lullaby for the character's mother, who is having a meltdown. However, the lyrics are about a woman whos lover has drowned, leaving her unmarried with his unborn child.
    TAIon July 16, 2013   Link

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