Hail, Hail

from by Sympathy and The Lion

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I just saw the world
just as it saw you
and it softened my gaze.
There was music
from instruments of branch and bone
as if the Earth was still being born.
Hail, hail to the mountains still against the sky
and the perfect memories of the sea.
Where you stilled your mind until you believed
all thats been taken and lost
was given.

The last time I saw you, you convinced me
the stone I sought to break was inside me.
You were right and I lost that fight
now I sit here alone
breaking stones.
Hail Hail! To the ones who realign themselves
with what they once loved long ago.
I just close my eyes until I believe
all thats been taken or lost is before me

Hail Hail to the child lost inside me
The hand armed with my final blow
Hail Hail to the torches we carried
that lit to motion
the cave paintings of hope.

Oh, it's not the leaving I love
but the fear of losing you
I am only in the moment
when the moments near its end
This place is already a memory
even as you stand before me
but I can't celebrate your beauty
cause I can't celebrate our end

We are but a moment
set in motion millennia ago
and I'm through
blaming time.


from Remnants, released January 27, 2015


tags: folk Santa Fe


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