Well I am in love with something invisible
And though no one can make sense of where it's from,
I'm sure as all my bones
So lay my head and feet to point north and south
I will try to be a compass if you smile
and deign to take me home

I will lay on the bottom of that river
Spending my time where old sorts go to die
Engulf the fish at the bottom of that river
Lift a song into the night
So that the moon won’t have to die

I will collect all the hammers and I will make them ring
When the slowly swollen eyes are not enough
And I will walk down the road until I can hear her sing
She can pass her coded message through my clothes
And assure me that she’s sure

I will lay on the bottom of that river
Spending my time where old sorts go to die
Engulf the fish at the bottom of that river
Lift a song into the night
So that the moon won’t have to die

Well come up slow
And drag your voice out into the light
With the rough cover it provides you to shine
Now here we go down the hill fast faster no keel no bow
Though you can smell them in my blood, forget the start
Cause they’re all dead by now

I will lay on the bottom of that river
Spending my time where old sorts go to die
Engulf the fish at the bottom of that river
Lift a song into the night
So that the moon won’t have to die


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    General CommentBrilliantly composed and magnificently written.
    thesleepycityon December 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI still can't decide if it's "old sorts" or "old swords," but I think I like the latter because it implies a vivacity that's faded with time.
    iblameluck78on April 03, 2010   Link

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