Turn the Bells

Album: Ritual (2011)
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  • The market-place has nothing to sell
    Left alone its awnings shiver
    Wind whistles through the wood
    Fish teeth snapping in a river
    Peaks puncture the sky
    Like a child's icy toes
    Dipped in a stream
    That a few of us know
    And the clouds just a ripple?
    A shock from the impact?

    Shadows on the streets
    Look like veils at morning
    Ice blots in the stone cracks
    Where tears have fallen
    Oil by the bucket feeds flares to the heavens
    Offerings of incense, small bills and lemons
    Drumbeats in the caves and heartbeats in the huts
    Protectors unveiled for the first time in months

    You find some best friends
    We'll hold each other
    And I'll turn the bells
    I'll turn the bells

    The storm clouds pass, and everything's for sale
    The chattering of rapids, and the bartering of sunset
    Beads crunch like bones, through fingers and knuckles
    Poor hands pick cheap Quartz, in the quarries and cliff-ledge
    A group of sandalwood trees, with clotted blood covered dark
    The biker gangs smoking, on the edge of the lake
    The smoke like white horses, a white-eyed mistake
    There's spirits in the water, like photos in a box
    They're torn by the current, and crushed by the rocks

    You find some best friends
    We'll hold each other
    And I'll turn the bells
    I'll turn the bells Writer/s: CHARLES CAVE, HARRY MCVEIGH, JACK BROWN
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