The lunacy will leave the day
Luminous in flight
As the moon spits out
In jagged beams another night
Wrap around this brilliant veil
Tranquil and unbroken
As you spiral down
A world of clay and taut convulsion
The dream swan spins
And cartwheel turns
Down deep within your violet side
The sun begins to rise
Skating down its morning swords to thaw your frozen eyes
The dream swan spins
And so conceal the heart that aches and yearns
Hush awhile
Sleepless child
I'll be watching over you


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Lullaby Lyrics as written by Jake Phillips, Rosi Golan

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    Clay spinning on the wheel- consciousness even a baby can shape

    xianificenton July 11, 2007   Link
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    It means to me that even back then Siouxsie was the only one who can see what we are living today in this crazy society and people just are asleep and don't want to go beyond reality.

    Surviving2007on September 01, 2007   Link

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