Oh be still, oh be quiet,
Let the sun fade into night.
No sounds, no light.
Like flies in a jar, we are mostly harmless.

Give me whiskey, give me wine,
And an unfaithful sky.
Give me scars so dark
I will have no choice but to remember.

Punish me with the cruelest summer
And let regret swell inside.
Let it strike, let it strike my body fast
Like a king cobra, let it take over.
It will be quicker than any movement
Our bodies could offer.

Punish me with the cruelest summer.
Terrify me with silence.
Make me desperate.
Let me wake alone, make me cry rivers.
You can rest your head at night
Knowing I deserved this.

Black flies in a jar,
I am mostly harmless,
Except for this vanishing hour of darkness.

Lyrics submitted by ewagner20

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