"Halo Of Ashes" as written by and Conner/lanegan/conner/martin....
She wears a halo of ashes
Specter on the wind
Waits on me so patiently
I no longer can pretend

Sky lies a thousand mile below
Stars shine and the moon is clear
With nothing I can only warn
Won't you be left near here

I been a long long time away
With one foot in the grave
Glorified in the dying of the sun

My angel pulls me closer
As my poison she crawls through
Walks with me so silently
I no longer can refuse

Tomorrow my thousand miles behind
Star shine and the moon below
Wake me where you find me
Pretend you don't know

I been a long long time away
I been a long long time away

She wears a halo of ashes
Specter on the wind
Waits on me so patiently
I no longer can pretend

Tomorrow my thousand miles behind
Face painted in the moon below
Wake me where you find me
Pretend you don't know
I been a long long time away
I been a long long time away


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"Halo of Ashes" as written by Gary Conner Barrett Martin

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    General CommentOoh, looks like I'm the first to comment. This song is so catchy, it really shows the talent of Mark Lanegan. This song has a sort of mystical streak running through it, and not forgeting the nice grungy riff.

    The song is most likely about a girl, and how he is a long long time away, as in so distant from her emotionally.
    underdose86on January 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the "she" in this song is an avatar of death.
    nobody_on March 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe mystical side is provided by an electric sitar. i watched a live performance of it on youtube.
    flaminmofoon July 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI know the Screaming Trees were more psychedelic than grunge, but I have no idea their history of drug use... I always pictured this song as being about dropping acid with a girl or something xD either way I love this song, it's the song that got my into them and still remains my favorite Screaming Trees song.
    Tig45on November 20, 2011   Link

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