She drinks from the sugar cane
a white-gold where the egg shells rain
and she leaves in the evening sun
says "I'm not coming back until the war is won"

I said please, "stay a while and rest"
she said "I know what's best"
she said "I know what's best"

She winds the clock high above the stove
and moves her hands among the garlic cloves
she hums along with the desert song
she makes love like an ancient gun

And she cries with her hand to her breast
she said "I know what's best"
she said "I know what's best"
she said "I know what's best"
she said "I know what's best"

I cried, "why, why must you go?
Is there truth in being alone?
She said, "no, there's no truth on earth
except that which dies at birth."

She said "I must insist"
she said "I must insist"
she said "I must insist"
she said "I must insist"

She said "I know what's best"
she said "I know what's best"
she said "I know what's best"
she said "I know what's best"


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