Snow White in Appalachia

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David Sylvian

David Sylvian (born David Alan Batt, 23 February 1958) is an English singer-songwriter and musician who came to prominence in the late 1970s as the lead vocalist and main songwriter in the group Japan. His subsequent solo work is described by critic Jason Ankeny as "a far-ranging and esoteric caree… more »

Half-life
She moves in a half-life
 Imperfect 

From a place on the stairs 
Or sat in the backseat  Sometimes you're only a passenger 
In the time of your life
And there's snow on the mattress  Blown in from the doorway 
It would take pack-mules and provisions 
To get out alive 

 There were concerts and car-crashes
 There were kids she attended 
And repeat indiscretions
For which she'd once made amends 
Then there's ice on the windshield 
And the wipers are wasted 
And the metal is flying  Between her and her friends 

She'd abandoned them there 
In the hills of Appalachia 
She threw off the sandbags 
To lighten the load
As soon as the sun rose
The keys were in the ignition  Following the tire tracks 
Of the truck sanding the road

 There had to be drugs  Running through the girl's body
 There had to be drugs 
And they too had a name
And the adrenalin rush
Had left her exhausted 
When under the blue sky
 Nothing need be explained 

And there is no maker 
Just an exhaustible indifference
And there's comfort in that
So you feel unafraid 

And the radio falls silent 
But for short bursts of static 
And she sleeps in her house 
That once too had a name

Written by: CHRISTIAN FENNESZ, KEITH ROWE, WERNER DAFELDECKER, MICHAEL MOSER, DAVID SYLVAIN

Lyrics © CONEXION MEDIA GROUP, INC.

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