Third of May / Odaigahara

Album: Crack-Up (2017)
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  • Light ended the night, but the song remained
    And I was hiding by the stair
    Half here, half there, past the lashing rain
    And as the sky would petal white, old innocent lies came to mind
    As we stood, congregated, at the firing line

    Night ended the fight, but the song remained
    And so I headed to the wall
    Turned tail to call to the new domain
    As if in the sight of sea, you're suddenly free
    But it's all the same
    Oh, but I can hear you, loud in the center
    Aren't we made to be crowded together, like leaves?

    Was I too slow?
    Did you change overnight?
    Second son, on the other line

    Now, back in our town as a castaway
    I'm reminded of the time it all fell in line, on the third of May
    As if it were designed, painted in sand to be washed away
    Oh, but I can hear you, loud in the center
    Aren't we made to be crowded together, like leaves?

    Was I too slow?
    Did I change overnight?
    Second son, for the second time

    Can I be light and free?
    If I lead you through the fury will you call to me?
    And is all that I might owe you carved on ivory?

    But all will fade
    All I say
    All I needed
    As a flash in the eye, I wouldn't deny, all receded

    Life unfolds in pools of gold
    I am only owed this shape if I make a line to hold
    To be held within one's self is deathlike, oh I know

    But all will be, for mine and me, as we make it
    And the size of the fray, can't take it away, they won't make it

    I was a fool
    Crime after crime to confess to
    But I hold the fleet angel, she'll bless you
    Hold fast to the wing
    Hold fast to the wing Writer/s: Robin Noel Pecknold
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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