I saw her footprints on the sea
I knew her eyes were watching me
So I ventured further in my mind
In the hope that I would find:

"Tangerine trees and marmalade skies and
plasticine porters with looking glass ties"

My mind had formed a mental prison
I cried aloud no-one would listen
Then floating through the heavy mist
My vision took a sudden twist

Empty people stood in grey
Children laughing far away
An empty courtyard wept alone
Rain lashed down on darkened stone

A crystal glove points to the door
A threshold I had crossed before
On turning back all I could see
Were her footprints on the sea.

Lyrics submitted by Ministry

Footprints Lyrics as written by Steven Wilson Alan Duffy

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing

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    General CommentSo much beauty that's went untouched.

    Alan Duffy, whoever he is, wrote these lyrics, not Wilson. I honestly love his lyrics for early porcupine tree and think they are some of the bands greatest lyrics ever. I wish I could learn more about what happened to him and his role in the band, because I'm really interested in their past history more so than their current work. I miss the psychedelia ah :(
    DementedPuppyon February 11, 2010   Link

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