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written by Halfblind Henry

You stole away from the crowd
as things got eerier
and the talk got loud
about a superior race
You settled at the frontier
to avoid having to cross the line
Now you spend your days
rearranging the interior of this place
around a makeshift shrine

I travelled so far in search of purity
leaving broken words and shattered trust behind me
Here I wrap myself in smooth obscurity
so the recollectors of the past will never find me

These streets, so familiar yet so strange
We could walk about in this town forever
if it weren´t for the dead ends...

But we´ve come much too late
to redefine love and hate
friends by nature, strangers by design
I´ll leave you with yours, you´ll leave me with mine

Somewhere a synthetic church bell is ringing
blasting out fake, distorted chimes
Toothless children, dressed up like dolls
are singing stupid nursery rhymes,
mercilessly out of tune,
hopelessly out of time

Standing on a corner like junkies trying to score
grumpy old men are watching spray painted dogs on parade
Spiteful, oblivious and inevitably bored
they are waiting for something to come out of the shade

The skywatcher on duty wipes a tear out of his eye
He´s seen it all, he knows what´s flying low and what´s flying high
He´s been in service for so long
he know´s every flying object flying by

Out here you can´t tell the bottom from the top
Out here everything is plain and old
Out here you hold on to what you´ve got
Out here you can´t trade your conscience for silver and gold
Out here the wind will never stop
Out here it´s cold

There´s nothing but the sand, the road and the sky
and a single nightbird rehearsing its cry
where you and I remain
sitting on the steps of the abandoned depot
like lovers
for their lovers


from Inside the Gates of Splendourville, released August 25, 2017
written by Halfblind Henry


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