Jousted in a white fever Opponents who could not bleed Transpierced their clunking armor Brought down their screaming steed Only to hear in horror Hooves charging across the field Where are the opulent parties Where are the glistening guts of these victories I dug down into the soiled sands Only to find trembling hands Ten years had cast Times abating cloak Ten years passed Before I awoke Ten thousand miles away Fast, out of fire and smoke And I still don't know which way is home The pale faced daughter of the night Had made me a luring promise So I followed her beam of light Into a dream, a place of bliss I tried to discern her floating figure Through the swaying folds of her midnight dress Hung onto stars as the blue canvas Of a circus in which stories never rest She led me to a desert inn Across a giant sunk in slumber No one could hide on his barren skin Unveiling all beasts or swindler The neon oasis sucked them in And walls, stained in ruckus, stood paper thin My pocket was fraught with cold steel sin A skeleton key in wait within I stepped over a spilled bucket and broom Came to a door dressed in dread and gloom Ten years had cast Times abating cloak Ten years passed Before I awoke Ten thousand miles away Fast, out of fire and smoke And I still don't know which way is home Motionless in an armchair Sat a stranger wearing my name Watching the door in a glare Quietly numb, I felt his shame The wooden room had no windows Moaned and creaked as would a ship's hull Braving the maker of widows Which bites at the waves and wings of gulls Under the man slept a sullen shadow A grey ocean needing a moon to lull Strained oars had given under his dogged row Currents had beaten him into his skull Onto the worn floorboards he fell And crawled towards the exit of his vapid hell An oil lamp crashed and burst The place started to burn As I sat down in his place This time it was his turn To wear our face Ten years had cast Times abating cloak Ten years passed Before I awoke Ten thousand miles away Fast, out of fire and smoke And I still don't know which way is home The morning breeze sings And runs amongst the resting brush Through sage and juniper it disappears in a lush A vermillion horizon has swallowed my home The people I love have grown old all on their own In the distance I hear a clarion And I hope my battles won't weave new lies Ten years to this day A new life at stake Ten thousand miles away I am awake The past still nags at the present And the future never really happens anyway
Written by: Wolf Kroeger
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