so we were married on the silk road
a thousand giants throwin' rocks
and just as I pulled back your white veil you were struck
we had your funeral in the ocean
off the coast of Mozambique
that's where you said you always wanted to live
so I said, "lay her here so she can always hear the trees calling her name"
and they'll wrap their roots so gently all around her frozen frame

so I carved you into marble
placed you high up in the freeze
so old Heraclitus would write entire books about your glory
I gave your necklace to a poor boy
he didn't thank me he just left
and I heard your ghost playing the organ again
and I said, "play that song that echoed through the church when you were born"
but then the music stopped and I never heard another sound from you

so I was walking on the silk road
heading home for the last time
and you were sitting waiting for me on the side
beneath the tree
I just kept walking
I didn't see


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    General CommentPer the "Grandfather" page on SimpleStereo.com:

    So we were married on the silk road,
    A thousand giants throwing rocks
    And just as I pulled back your white veil you were struck
    We had your funeral in the ocean
    Off the coast of Mozambique
    That's where you said you always wanted to live

    So I said, "Lay her here so she can always hear the trees calling her name,
    And they'll wrap their roots so gently all around her frozen frame"

    So I carved you into marble,
    Placed you high up in the frieze
    So old Herodotus would write entire books about your glory
    I gave your necklace to a poor boy
    He didn't thank me, he just left
    And I heard your ghost playing the organ again

    And I said, "Play that song that echoed through the church when you were born"
    But then the music stopped and I never heard another sound from you

    So I was walking on the silk road,
    Heading home for the last time
    And you were sitting waiting for me on the side
    Beneath a tree
    I just kept walking
    I didn't see
    crstlbllron December 13, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI Think it's Herodotus rather than Heraclitus, Herodotus was a history and Heraclitus a philosopher. regardless great song, really great. i must have heard it 1000 times and i'm not tired of it.
    Lastminutesafetyon August 22, 2010   Link

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