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Time is swing out the window
a flower, falling fast asleep
a knot, finally coming untied
a child, withering and weak

I see with only half-eyed
a vision blurred by bright light
I’m surrounded by those who love me
But I can’t see the shadows on the floor

You are tripping into blindness
a rope, tying to your wrist
(pulling me, pulling me away)
can you hear it if we shout it out
fingerprints are leading you astray
Oh, darling, what is going on?
(We’re going center screen)
I’m locked up tight in a die
(play it your game, play on)
Oh honey, honey, I’m choking
choking on your last breath
brand me of your everlasting life

Clumsy feet following the mistake of the weak
I would follow you too, if I could see
spiders crawling up our backs like thorned vines
when they bite they prove we are alive

Oh, darling, what is going on?
(I just want to try and find)
I am locked up tight in a die
(move it out, moving on)
Oh honey, honey, I’m choking
choking on your last breath
brand me of your everlasting life

Lies, lies, lies, running down your throat (like a poison)
dropping down like dark wine (but it’s all in your mind)
lies, lies, lies, losing all your trust (it was all lust)
and now we fall to sleep

Oh, darling, what is going on?
(set all of us free)
I am locked up tight in a die
(shaping up, shipping out)
Oh honey, honey I’m choking
choking on your last breath
brand me of your everlasting life!





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Jordan B. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 23, 2009 at 1:58 pm
Note: Yet another typo on my part, there should be a break between where it says "fingerprints are leading you astray" and "Oh, darling, what is going on?"

I probably forgot since I copy these from my microsoft word documents and having to redo all of the spacing before submitting lyrics can sometimes be a bother.
 
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