Mewithoutyou - Nice And Blue (Part Two) lyrics

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You were a song I couldn't sing<br />

caught like a bear by the bees with its hand in the hive<br />

who complains of the pain of the sting<br />

when I'm lucky I got out alive!<br />

a life at best left half behind,<br />

the taste of the honey still sweet on my tongue<br />

and I'd run (Lord knows I've tried)<br />

but there's no place on Earth I can hide<br />

from the wrong I've done<br />

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then I saw a mountain and I saw a city<br />

steadily sinking but suspiciously calm<br />

it wasn't an end, it wasn't a beginning<br />

but a ceaseless stumbling on<br />

there, strapped like a watch on my wrist<br />

that's finished with gold but can't tell the time<br />

was all or what little pleasure exists<br />

seductively sold and uselessly mine<br />

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our horse was fast and first from the gate<br />

with the lead of a length at the sound of the gun<br />

and the last of our cash laid down to fate (at 17 to 1)<br />

but by the final stretch in the rear of the pack<br />

that nag limping bad in the back<br />

we reluctantly gave all the money we'd saved<br />

1/5 to the commonwealth and the rest ot the track<br />

then I saw a forest grow in the city<br />

and a driftwood wall of birdhouse gourds<br />

and I'm still waiting to meet a girl like my Mom<br />

who's closer to my age<br />

the true light of my eyes is a Pearl<br />

equally emptied to equally shine<br />

and all or what little joy in the world<br />

seemed suddenly simple and endlessly mine<br />

<br />

I was once the wine and you were the wineglass,<br />

I was once alive when you held me,<br />

but G-d became the glass,<br />

all things left are emptiness<br />

but oh, you're just a little girl<br />

if you look out and see a trace<br />

of a dark red that was once my face<br />

in the clarity of such grace,<br />

you'll forget all about me

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