Now the whole place is dark
Every light on this side of the town
Suddenly it all went down
Now we'll all be brothers of
The fossil fires of the sun
Now we will all be sisters of
The fossil blood of the moon

Now they'll be working in the cold gray rock
Now they'll be working in the concrete streets
Now they'll be working in the hot mill steam
In the sirens and the silences now
All those great set up hearts
All at once start to beat

After tonight if you don't want it to be
A secret out of the past
I will resurrect it
Have a good look at it
Streak its blood across my beak
Dust my feathers in its ash
Feel his ghost breathing down my back

I will try, and oh whatever I try
I will be gone, but not forever
We will try, and oh whatever we try
We'll be gone, but not forever

I will let everything be what it will
If it really is this cold and dark in hell
At least this town's being honest with itself
With some of you it's getting hard to tell

The real truth about it is
Is no one gets it right
The real truth about it is
We're all supposed to try

There's no end to the sands I been trying to cross
The real truth about it is
My kind of life's no better off
If I've got the map, or if I'm lost

I only start to taste the dust
I forget who I owe, and what
Who I am, and was
There ain't no end to the desert I'll cross
I really knew it all along

Mama here comes midnight with the dead moon its jaws
Must be the big star about to fall

Long dark blues
Long dark blues
The ageless darkness
Long dark blues
The big star is falling
Long dark blues
Long dark blues
Through the static and distance
Long dark blues
A farewell transmission
Long dark blues

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