The Rise

Album: I Am Very Far (2011)
  • All the riders on the rise
    (All the riders on the rise)
    Circlers from every side.
    (Circlers from every side)
    All the riders on the rise
    (All the riders on the rise)
    Circlers from every side
    (Circlers from every side)

    Eyes up!
    Light floods around
    In a yellow shadow after night
    Comes down in a ground where fallin'
    A dull dumb swipe.
    And all's white.
    Fire painting on the pines
    (Hawk's above the timberline)
    Water weeping from the ice
    (Water weeping from the ice)
    Fire painting on the pines
    Fire painting on the pines
    (Hawk's above the timberline)
    Water weeping from the ice
    (Water weeping from the ice)

    Heat is lost.
    Winter rocks into a lonely boxwood grove.
    And quiet snowfall smothers all of the lawns
    Where the ladies coughed and cried,
    "I don't want to be there when it's time!"

    The dying stag is on his side.
    (The hunters hiding, up on high)
    The wind is beating through the briars
    (The wind is beating through the briars)
    The dying stag is on his side.
    (Hunters hiding, up on high.
    The wind is beating through the briars
    (The wind is beating through the briars)

    Waves on the graves of the saints.
    Dull grey as the sea pushes land away.
    Dull ache when you wake.
    Grey smoke shows the way you walk
    Down by when it's time.

    I don't want to be there
    When it's time to go
    Down, down, I don't want to go
    Down there alone.
    Down, down, I don't want to go
    Down there alone.

    Down down down down
    Down down down down
    Down down
    Down down
    Down down
    Down down
    Down
    Down
    Ooooh
    Down
    Down
    Ooooh. Writer/s: WILL SHEFF
    Publisher: WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC
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