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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

From the Underworld - The Herd

From the Underworld

Out of the land of shadows and darkness, 
We were returning towards the morning light 
Almost in reach of places I knew 
Escaping the ghosts of yesterday 
You were behind me following closely 

"Don't turn around now" 
I heard you whisper in my ear 
"If you should turn now, 
All that you won will vanish just like a passing dream"

Just on the very verge of the morning, daylight was dawning, 
Freedom was but a step away 
Now with the deep dark river behind us, 
What could go wrong if I stayed strong in mind. 
What was the sudden lapse into madness
What was the urge that turned my head 'round to look at you
What was the stubborn will to destroy the love 
And the joy I nearly held

Three times the thunder roared in my ears 
In all of my years, I'll see that lost look in your eyes. 
As, with a sigh like smoke in the wind 
You slipped from my grasp into the waiting shadows 
So much I longed to say, 
But my touch found only the empty air and a black nights coldness. 
Into another world you had passed and never again can I reclaim you.