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Turn on the light, see the red return
to the curtain like a blush creeping up your cheeks
Find your seat,
it's the first time that any of us
have seen color like this for weeks

The moor and the mire draped in monochrome
memories tailored to fit like a wedding dress
Watch your step
Who knows what lurks down below
Well-tread paths become sunken and treacherous

Captured in gems of the chandelier
The last precious embers of dying sun
There's your cue
Sweet air heavy with honeyed light
Take your place for the show must go on

Swing away
(2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 1)
Hit your mark
(2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 1)
We all dream
(2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 )
In the dark
(1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 1)

Take your base
(2 3 2 3 1 2 3 1)
Take my hand
(2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 1)
Take a bow
(2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 1)
Fade to black
(1 2 3 1 2 3 1)

Still water dark 'neath an empty sky
pierced with pinpricks of stars wheeling aimlessly
Make a wish
that ephemeral moment of light,
here and gone, only passing through painlessly

Someday the bog's hunger will swallow us all
and you'll find yourself alone

But on the stage
we pretend this sorry state can be a home

We've got nowhere else to go, so why not put on a show?
To remember us by when we're gone

When the last crumbling rafters are finally pulled under,
don't forget to leave the ghostlight on


from the garages (learn nothing), released February 6, 2023
by amadis, lyrics by garf and amadis, bass by chris gilbert (@chrisg_music on instagram)


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