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I stand upon a rooftop

I stand upon a rooftop
And look across the world
The chimneys have all gone away
The flags have come unfurled

I stand upon a rooftop
And gaze into the sky
With the smoke and tears and ozone
No starlight meets my eyes

I stand upon a rooftop
And stare down at my feet
My holey shoes and worn out soles
I feel ashamed to bleed

I stand upon a rooftop
And scream and tear my lungs
But though the sound expands
It's as if I'd never sung

I stand upon a rooftop
And cry and cry and cry
But no arms reach or even move
No one sees to ask me why

I stand upon a rooftop
And speak words from my soul
Which are then silenced so as not
To touch a world gone cold

I lie upon a rooftop
And breathe my very last
There's no more air or sunlight
So I'll close my eyes and rest



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