Wraithlike

Album: Quicken The Heart (2009)
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  • Here's a song that finally you can understand
    A minor statement meant to counteract the plan
    A list of wraithlike things,
    That quicken the heart

    Just another song of faded memory
    A raison d'etre for the entire family
    I don't remember it well
    I was in love for a spell

    Copies of "Sight and Sound"
    She left lying around on the floor
    She said I'd forget her voice
    That's untrue
    It's just not as sharp as before

    Find some transparent words to give security
    Another vacant smile that says rely on me
    No way, commitment's a bore
    Where have I heard it before?

    I could've sworn that everything was crystal clear
    But I was shackled by a language of ideas
    A desert has its own rules
    Outside the circle its cruel

    Copies of "Sight and Sound"
    She left lying around on the floor
    She said i'd forget her voice
    That's untrue
    It's just not as sharp as before

    (voices, voices/ promises, promises)

    The final verse is often meant to tie things up
    But in this case my morals've been most corrupt
    I don't remember it well
    I was in love for a spell

    Copies of "Sight and Sound"
    She left lying around on the floor
    She said I'd forget her face
    That's a lie
    It's just not as real as before

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