"His Devotee" as written by and Calvin Broadus Al Shuckburgh....
you have a way with light
you make it long for you
soldier, and his devotee
the saddest light i've ever seen

you have a way with silence
beneith your pillow it lays, sleep
sqeezing the worn leather handle
a smile finds you, at midnight,
your mouth in sweet familiarity

i think
this time
you forget what's mightier than swords
i hold
the ace
and when it shows i'm killing you with words

you have an eye for the ill-fated
in the mirror you learn
you can't stand it, keep crying
keep turning scars into memorys
until the souls of sinners burn

don't look
it's me
as bright as the whitest light can be
my world
my rules
one swift erase away from an amputee
swift erase away....
swift erase away....

my world, my rules
my world, my rules
my world
my world, my rules

you have a way with light
(you have a way with light)
you make it long for you
(you make it long for you)
soldier, and his devotee
the saddest light i've ever seen


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    General Commentfucking amazing song, amazing EP, can't wait for the full length.
    autorockon January 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMuch thanks to autorock for posting these lyrics, not their best song, in my humble opinion, but amazing all the same.
    A Carbon Sketchon February 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentjesus christ post the lyrics for election day. my fave so far
    kibeon March 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentkibe, i posted election day, waiting for 'approval' or whatever.

    such a great band. i can't figure out 100% what this song is about. It's got a lot of references to art though. Light, Mirrors, Erasers, etc.
    anyone have any specific ideas?
    books_out_loudon April 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthese are from the cd jacket.
    i'd imagine the original post is just misheard lyrics


    You have a way with light
    You make it long for you
    Soldier, and his devotee
    The saddest light I've ever seen

    You have a way with silence
    Beneith your pillow it lays, cheap
    Sqeezing the worn leather handle
    A smile finds you at midnight,
    You mouth sweet familiarity

    Not me, this time
    You forget what's mightier than swords
    I hold the ace
    And when it shows I'm killing you with words

    You have an eye for the ill-fated
    In the mirror you learned
    To keep stabbing, keep crying
    Keep turning stars into memorys
    Until the souls of sinners burn

    Don't look, it's me
    As bright as the whitest light can be
    My world, My rules
    One swift erase away from an amputee
    Swift erase away....
    Swift erase away....

    My world, my rules
    My world, my rules
    My world
    My world, my rules

    You have a way with light
    (You have a way with light)
    You make it long for you
    (You make it long for you)
    Soldier, and his devotee
    The saddest light I've ever seen
    books_out_loudon October 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBrillent song, the whole Ep is just amazing, i'm not entirely sure whats the song is about though , Anyone have any idea ?
    SlanSmileson April 26, 2009   Link

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