When silence falls
And light remains
And time is born
Beneath the sun
I'll hide your name.
Inside a word
And paint your eyes
With false perception
And I feel your mind
In everything
And every breath
Destroys a sound.
And I will follow
A false sensation.
And I'll always believe.
Your blood promise
And every breath.
I stole from you
And I never will see
Your perfect body
And you never have spoken
An unclear word
And I'll never betray
Your blood promise


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  • +3
    General CommentPerhaps their most moving song, next to "God Damn the Sun" or "The Sound". Beautiful. An unbreakable promise remembered after the death of a loved one...
    Cynothoglyson January 17, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe 15 minute live version of this song just blows me away. Incredible.
    secretboyon November 08, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentCorrected lyrics:


    When silence falls,
    And light remains,
    And time is born
    Beneath the sun,
    I'll hide your name
    Inside a word,
    And paint your eyes
    With false perception;
    And I feel your mind
    In everything,
    And every breath
    Destroys a sound;
    And I never will follow
    A false sensation;
    And I'll always believe
    Your blood promise;

    And every breath
    I stole from you...
    But I never will see
    Your broken body;
    And you never have spoken
    An unclear word,
    And I'll never betray
    Your blood promise.
    cagilletteon January 21, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe line is "I will never follow/A false sensation".
    Cynothoglyson January 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree. The Swans Are Dead version is awesome: everything from the folky vocals sample intro to the pounding instrumental that dominates the recording, greta great song live. But I don't dig the studio verison as much : /
    FaaipDeOaidon October 16, 2009   Link

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