In A Week

  • I have never known peace
    Like the damp grass that yields to me
    I have never known hunger
    Like these insects that feast on me

    A thousand teeth
    And yours among them, I know
    Our hungers appeased
    Our heartbeats becoming slow

    We lay here for years or for hours
    Thrown here or found
    To freeze or to thaw
    So long we become the flowers
    Two corpses we were
    Two corpses I saw

    And they'd find us in a week
    When the weather gets hot
    After the insects have made their claim
    I'd be home with you
    I'd be home with you

    I have never known sleep
    Like the slumber that creeps to me
    I have never known color
    Like this morning reveals to me

    And you haven't moved an inch
    Such that I would not know
    If you sleep always like this
    The flesh calmly going cold

    We lay here for years or for hours
    Your hand in my hand
    So still and discreet
    So long we become the flowers
    We'd feed well the land
    And worry the sheep

    And they'd find us in a week
    When the cattle show fear
    After the insects have made their claim
    After the foxes have known our taste
    I'd be home with you
    I'd be home with you

    They'd find us in a week (Lay here for years or for hours)
    When the weather gets hot (So long we become the flowers)
    They'd find us in a week (Lay here for years or for hours)
    When the cattle shows fear (So long we become the flowers)

    And they'd find us in a week
    When the buzzards get loud
    After the insects have made their claim
    After the foxes have known our taste
    After the raven has had its say

    I'd be home with you
    I'd be home with you
    I'd be home with you
    I'd be home with you
    I'd be home with you
    I'd be home with you Writer/s: Andrew Hozier Byrne
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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