"Fear of the Unknown and the Blazing Sun" as written by and Colin Stetson....
Of all the wires
it was the wires
that were the wires for empathy
that we loved
beyond
all
the others.

Of all the wires
it was the wires
that were the wires for empathy that
we loved beyond all the others.

The sound of that much life
Streaming in; ghosts made of smoke, and paper trees

And dogs travel back and forth between rocks
Between fear of the unknown and
the blazing sun

(Though there is stillness I can feel your heart beat)
(Though I can't see you I can hear a sound)

So tell your secrets to parents
(Through the veil I feel your hand near me)
To your lost father and to his father and to his father
(Reaching through to the other side)
In this conversation itself, just the substitute for w--
(Reaching through to the other side)
--whistling
Words, rattle
(Reaching through to the other side)
and puffs of air
I feel it


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    General CommentLove this song. I think some words might be off in the listed lyrics. In the first verse, I think she says "that we guard beyond all the others" It's definitely not "loved" as she says in the second verse. You can hear that she stresses "loved" in the second verse as if she is saying something different. In the 4th verse I think it's "And dogs travel back and forth between the rocks"
    I think "So tell your secrets to parents" should be "So tell your secrets to parrots", much more Laurie Anderson-y. Also, "And puffs of air" is I think "Blown on puffs of air"
    In all, the lyrics seem to be about ghosts and connecting to the feelings of those "on the other side".
    rjdon January 10, 2014   Link

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