Open all your doors and windows,
Let the light bleed in your house,
I have been seeing your cold face,
Ever since my blood went south,

Take a long ride to Chicago,
Steal some winter, stir my bones,
Throw my soul into the great lake,
Make a lighter trip back home.

You had sharpened all your teeth,
Painted your fingers black and blue,
When Ishtar's yellow smile broke my knees,
I blamed it all on you.

I've been tearing down the paintings,
That portrayed you in a field,
All of my wounds have reopened,
If any of them had healed.

But I was wrong,
And I was wrong, I know.
Thank God, I can rest again.

I think I have been receding,
Into everything we know,
You insist that love is here,
If it was ever anywhere,
Felt the devil in my pillow,
Somehow thought that it was you,
He convinced me of your sorrow,
I really thought that was true.

But I was wrong.
Yeah I was wrong, I guess.
Thank God, I can see again.

Cross the great Peconic Canyon,
With a fire by my side,
Just the thoughts, some shadow of you,
You had vanished with the time,
I hid my face and kept on walking,
Til my legs went numb and black,
Hearing all you said more loudly,
Well it turned out you were right.
Right.

I was wrong,
I was wrong, I know.
Thank God.
Yea I can rest again.


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    General CommentOpen all your doors and windows,
    Let the lightning in your house
    I have been seeing your cold face
    Ever since my blood went south

    Take a long ride to Chicago,
    Steal some wind to stir my bones
    Throw my soul into the great lake,
    Make a lighter trip back home.

    You had sharpened all your teeth,
    Painted your fingers black and blue
    When Ishtar's yellow smile broke my knees,
    I blamed it on you.

    I've been tearing down the paintings
    That portrayed you in a field
    All of my wounds have reopened,
    If any of them had healed.

    But I was wrong,
    I was wrong, I know.
    Thank God, I can rest again.

    I think I have been receding
    Into ever-thinning air
    You insist that love is here
    If it was ever anywhere
    Felt the devil in my pillow,
    Somehow thought that it was you
    He convinced me of your sorrow,
    I really thought that that was true.

    Of course I was wrong.
    Yeah I was wrong, I guess.
    Thank God, I can see again.

    Crossed the great Peconic canyon
    With a fire by my side,
    Just to find some shadow of you,
    You had vanished with the tide.
    I hid my face and kept on walking
    Til my lantern wouldn't light,
    Hearing all you'd said more loudly
    Well it turned out you were right.

    And I was wrong.
    I was wrong, I know.
    Thank God, I can rest again.
    crstlbllron December 13, 2011   Link

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