Swan Upon Leda

Album: Unreal Unearth (2022)
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  • A husband waits outside
    A crying child pushes a child into the night
    She was told he would come this time
    Without leaving so much as a feather behind
    To enact at last the perfect plan
    One more sweet boy to be butchered by man

    But the gateway to the world
    Was still outside the reach of him
    What never belonged to angels
    Had never belonged to men
    The swan upon Leda
    Empire upon Jerusalem

    A grandmother smuggling meds
    Past where the god child-soldier Setanta stood dead
    Our graceful turner of heads
    Weaves through the checkpoints like a needle and thread
    Someone's frightened boy waves her on
    She offers a mother's smile, and soon she's gone

    The gateway to the world
    The gun in a trembling hand
    Where nature unmakes the boundary
    The pillar of myth still stands
    The swan upon Leda
    Occupier upon ancient land

    The gateway to the world
    Was still outside the reach of him
    What never belonged to angels
    Had never belonged to men Writer/s: Andrew Hozier Byrne
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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