Cathedral Bells

and that’s when the shadow came, and darkened your china face
the dancers still shook and swayed, but i couldn’t look away

they were all in their chemicals, a hundred cars up an icy hill
and we were stood under them, grim and quietly grimacing

and you spoke with that voice i love, and love awoke in my boilin blood
where death sat a sec before, the road is lit and i’m going home

there will be no caving in, no suicide note, no pills & gin
i’ll hear your voice again, and it stirs me like a pealing bell
echoed by everything, everywhere, by every fraught fibre, by every cell, hear em telling you:

you’re not the only one
feeling this stuff
you’re one of us

and thats when the shadow lifts and the camera reveals her lips
and the lava under your skin – you gotta always remember it

and try not to talk at all, and say all of that common stuff
no just let the lava come and all the love you been holding off

yeah that’s when we’re rising up – feel the elevator pull your guts
each floor’s like the medicine drops – the only fear is the fear it’ll stop

but it won’t because
cause its in your blood
you’re one of us

yeah that’s when we’re rising up, out of the ashes and plastic cups
arm and arm on a dirty rug, where they’re all dancing to jungle love

i don’t care if a shadow comes, and covers us like a shovel of rocks
the party’s still going on, and i heard cathedral bells

Appears on Second Sight, available on CD / LP / Digital in the store.
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