Let Mortal Tongues Awake

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One Sunday in July me & Cyndi met
A ballerina after a show
She was breathless - full of all the grace that you'd expect
Her skin was cold as melt from the snow

The curtain rises with the crowd's applause & cheers
Cameras flash like headlights from a car
A pixie cut & fang marks left behind her ears
A supermarket bouquet in her arms

If I tell myself that I can hold together
Am I living in an empty moonless night
Does everything that dies stay dead forever
Does anything, anywhere come back to life

A vampire only needs an invitation first
The ageless doesn't want to hear the truth
Decades come & go and death is not the worst
When the world only belongs to the youth

I turned to Cyndi & I whispered in her ear
"We were beautiful once, I swear to god"
The dancer got into her car & disappeared
We stepped into the heat & then we walked

If I tell myself that I can hold together
Am I living in an endless moonless night
Does everything that dies stay dead forever
Does anything, anywhere come back to life

If I tell myself that I can hold together
Am I living in an endless moonless night
Does everything that dies stay dead forever
Does anything ever come back to life

All I ask is that I hold myself together
There are nights that I just want to live for us
For a while I swear I felt it last forever
But only til the honey turned to dust

It always turns to dust

Audio Translated:
"Death surrounds us. We're all at his will. The rivers continue to flow around us."
From "Nosferatu Phantom der Nacht" (1979)

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from Leave No Trace, released July 21, 2017

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