8 Gods of Harlem

Album: She Remembers Everything (2018)
  • Rain falls on the paramedics but they do not go inside
    The street is where it all went down, the street is where he lies
    The mother in her universe feels nothing but the pain
    The son who was a baby but who will never be a man

    So we pray to the God of Broken Class
    We pray to the God of Gunfire and Regret
    We pray to the God of Collateral Children
    We pray to them all, the eight Gods of Harlem

    Son was on his best behavior, shit was on his shoes
    Blood was on the handlebars, nothing on the news
    No one saw it coming, no one was to blame
    Daddy's got a broken heart, he'll never be the same

    So we pray to the God of Old Illusions
    We pray to the God of Wasted Chances
    We pray to the God of Dreams and Roses
    We pray to them all, the eight Gods of Harlem

    A girl falls down in hysterics
    Is she laughing? Is she crying? Is she living? Is he dying?
    Undone
    Who raise the glasses higher
    Sulfur from the underground
    Erosion, scalding steam
    Her brother in a picture frame
    And someone starts to scream

    So we pray to the God of Washed Out Paper Broken Hearts
    We pray to the God, the last chance is for rage and vengeance
    We pray to the God, beat the drum slowly, neatly folded up and hidden Old Glory
    We pray to them all, the eight Gods of Harlem Writer/s: ROSANNE CASH, ELVIS COSTELLO, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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