Draw the curtain, put a candle on the sill
Let me take myself away,
For we have years and days and hours left to kill
And the means to make them pay.

Ask my brother to tell me when the sun is high,
I had my sister tell him how.
They have tied me down and taken out my eyes
So I won't be crying now.

La la la la li, la la la la li
So I won't be crying now.

Draw the circle, put a candle at its heart,
Lay my welkin on the fire.
Year is done and now another takes my part
In the turning of the gyre.

Stars I followed are all fallen to the ground,
Pulling shadows through the air.
We may call my name and gently lay me down,
But you'll never keep me there.

La la la la li, la la la la li
But you'll never keep me there.

Fold the rope and tie it gently to the tree,
Thirteen twists upon the noose.
There's a hanging man who's crying to be free,
But I will not cut him loose.
I will not cut him loose.

La la la la li, la la la la li li li.

Draw the curtain, put a candle on the sill,
Let me take myself away.
We have years and days (and years and days) and hours left to kill (and hours to left to kill),
And the means to make them pay.
And the means to make them pay.

La la la la li, la la la la li
And the means to make them pay.
Oh...


Lyrics submitted by Annwyd

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