Nine

Album: Banga (2012)
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  • Night a nine of diamonds
    A woman lay and cries
    At the sister of Mercy
    On a Sabbath day
    Night a nine of diamonds
    As revelers commence
    To shiver as she bore
    In a babe, a radiance

    Brave in constant motion
    Wherein perfection brews
    Darkness as his brother
    Mischief as his moon
    Summoning beneath
    With his gypsy moves
    Yearning as the foal
    Shy and beautiful

    Every card he drew
    Had a different face
    Lingering and lost
    Unholy holy ghosts
    I tend to play them all
    He spoke with confidence
    Another kind of strange
    To shift in loneliness

    He sought not for himself
    The empire he would find
    Save the golden womb
    He enter in his mind

    We will die a littler
    The rogues whistling
    Nine blue-eyed sailors
    Tip their caps to him
    As he passes through them
    More vagabond than king
    With diamonds on his sleeves
    Like a harlequin Writer/s: PATTI SMITH
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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