i was nervous in the morning, in a car of backseat drivers
with a handful of the stories from the chapters we were starting
every time you crossed the border where the water flows in cascades

you were coming with your sister from your mother's in the valley
where the caws of rooks and ravens are the only thing you hear
as you imagine yourself living with no phone or electricity

we were headed to the outpost where our friends had all assembled
to receive us in our glory, where the trees lean for their safety
from the edge of the world, and the birds revolved around us
as the sea swallowed our vows

and after we were married we went to our white stone cottage
and you took your simple dress off, and your tears fell in my eyes
as we were overcome with wonder at the love around us

you take me as i am and you turn me into someone
who could step right off this rock and fly out across the ocean
'cos if i were to die today, well then it wasn't all a waste

you take me as i am, for all my faults and problems
and you build me to withstand every gust and every gale
and if i knew i was going to die, well i'd be satisfied
'cos we shared this moment

on the first night of our future we left the house in convoy
as aurora in the corner started sweeping up the stars
and we were talking all in whispers for no reason we could think of at all

as we clambered through the bracken on our way up to the outcrop
where the wind shakes the gorse and the coast looks like a jigsaw piece
the sun rose up around us, all neon pink and purple and gold

and way down below the clifftop, the sea broke on the shoreline
without hearing itself roar, without knowing we were here
'cos it was only doing what it was supposed to, as

you take me as i am and you turn me into someone
who could step right off this rock and fly out across the ocean
'cos if i were to die today, well then it wasn't all a waste

you take me as i am, for all my faults and problems
and you build me to withstand every gust and every gale
and if i knew i was going to die, well i'd be satisfied
'cos we shared this moment

oh, you take me as i am, for all my faults and problems
and you build me to withstand every gust and every gale
and if i knew that i was going to die, well i'd be satisfied
oh, because we shared this moment

once you were a stranger, but i struggle to remember
now i picture us as children many years before i met you
on the first day of my life, when the day broke like an empty page


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