You are the girl with a black heart
You are the stars
You are the girl with a bright light
I see it shine
You find yourself wrapped up in a black art
You bear the scars
You are the girl with a black heart

I watch your sun set
And then you lift the moon into a sky on fire
And the colours that you choose
To court and spark
To ignite the dark
Burning up in the bright light of your black heart

You shake the cold off of your shoulders
Your bones harden in the breeze
Billowing smoke, white ghosts are bowed ribbons
Through the shivering leave
You breathe a big wind
You sing of ice and snow
Shutting up them hungry dogs
You come and bury them bones
You bathe them bright white in the shadows
Burning up in the bright light of your black heart

And I want you to believe everything that I say
And I want you to believe in the good that you do
And the beauty of a black heart
Is the light shining through
And the light is you

Lyrics submitted by larrynapps

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    General CommentI love the tone of irony in the vocal delivery of this song. It reminds me of life in general.. movie soundtrack in a way.. :)
    DJgifon November 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It's so fun to sing!
    KalistaAliceRaineon May 13, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe chords at the beginning sound really similar to the ones in Give Me One Reason by Tracy Chapman.
    And I love the reference to The Light Is You.
    mister care-too-muchon July 17, 2011   Link

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