Lily of the Midnight Sky

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Bruce Douglas Cockburn OC ( /ˈkoʊbərn/ KOH-bərn; born May 27, 1945) is a Canadian folk/rock guitarist and singer-songwriter. His most recent album was released in March 2011. He has written songs in styles ranging from folk to jazz-influenced rock to rock and roll. more »


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Over the slow slide of continents 
Over the salt pans pipelines masts and pavilions
Shimmering crescent moon recedes into working dawn -- 
Lone crow against pallid sky 
Single plume of white smoke on yellow speckled plain 
Yellowing leaves sparkle in cold breeze -- 
Wave patterns among wave patterns 
Particles disperse and rejoin Dissolve and reform like the lining of a womb 
Still The cold of your absence blows from 
The silent TV, the parking lot The balcony with clothes waving good-bye hello 
In the rising day You keep fading away Don't 
I know that you're always around 
I can reach you if I try Lily of the midnight sky 
Solders of sunrise -- shooting into a forest of flowers 
Slow motion Petals float into pink crimson white 
Grow wings Flutter into mountainous distance 
Flutter like a stadium full of applauding hands 
I raise a fist to the marauding sun that has hidden you away 
I'm the rag in a bottle of gasoline 
Longing to ignite Ich will alles All of you --
Shining on the panther skin of night 
Mirrored in a black lake in a night that glistens like blood on gold 
Nobody else could be you If only I could see you 
I should be able to touch you somehow I can reach you if 
I try Lily of the midnight sky 
While you look from on high Spare a smile as 
I Put on my dog mask and howl for you 
I can reach you if I try Lily of the midnight sky

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