"Bind Your Tortoise Mouth" as written by and H. Jones....
Bind your tortoise mouth
With mist and curved teeth
The main joke had been cracked
And whilst the laughter melted
Into smaller worlds like whirlpools
Sucking in the slaughtering sheep
I looked at your face in pearl light
And sleepy the clouds that kissed your mouth
And silver-lidded the moon that laughed and cried
Whilst the crumbs of night that leap into
Shadows as windows close and curtains open
Hissed as smoke might if God could give it tongues
You were not alone in Sanctus sound
As bells shaft spires into liquid dogs
And cats curl and arch into kittens again
From the corner of my eye
I see Black Ships have killed the sky
And you're not alone in Sanctus sound
As bells shaft spires into liquid dogs
And cats curl and arch into kittens again
Yet from the corner of my eye
I see Black Ships have killed the sky


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    General Commenti'm not really sure about this song really means anything to me actually, if i get any associations to anything i wouldn't have the guts to talk about it anyway. But this song just has something really strange to it, spinechilling and eerie. Really great work like the rest of the current 93
    lars123456789on December 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've had a thoughtover for quite a while now... meaninf i've brainstormed!. This song reminds me of when my father died... emptiness, meaningless excistence, how you feel misplaced!. It struck as lightning... the way you just feel so out of place in general that the half of it would be enough... it has got nothing to do with the rest of the cd with the way i interpret it. But it reminds me of getting into the hospital, waiting for around 40 minutes to actually get notified that he died, and then the great voids where it seems as if you are 40 miles away while reality stands next to you... the greatest challenge in life ever, loosing something you loved the most.
    lars123456789on September 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentmaybe it would also be based on the fact of the way the notes run, because no matter what you will feel depressed and hit if you ask me. It just hits the most touchy of you, the part you had too much love to let go of
    lars123456789on September 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCan anyone hear what he says in the start? it sounds like "in the shadows" or something
    lars123456789on December 16, 2008   Link

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