"Lily of the Midnight Sky" as written by and Bruce Cockburn....
Over the slow slide of continents
Over the salt pans pipelines masts and pavilions
Shimmering crescent moon recedes into working dawn --
Lone crow against pallid sky
Single plume of white smoke on yellow speckled plain
Yellowing leaves sparkle in cold breeze --
Wave patterns among wave patterns
Particles disperse and rejoin Dissolve and reform like the lining of a womb
Still The cold of your absence blows from
The silent TV, the parking lot The balcony with clothes waving good-bye hello
In the rising day You keep fading away Don't
I know that you're always around
I can reach you if I try Lily of the midnight sky
Solders of sunrise -- shooting into a forest of flowers
Slow motion Petals float into pink crimson white
Grow wings Flutter into mountainous distance
Flutter like a stadium full of applauding hands
I raise a fist to the marauding sun that has hidden you away
I'm the rag in a bottle of gasoline
Longing to ignite Ich will alles All of you --
Shining on the panther skin of night
Mirrored in a black lake in a night that glistens like blood on gold
Nobody else could be you If only I could see you
I should be able to touch you somehow I can reach you if
I try Lily of the midnight sky
While you look from on high Spare a smile as
I Put on my dog mask and howl for you
I can reach you if I try Lily of the midnight sky


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"Lily of the Midnight Sky" as written by Bruce Cockburn

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