Mortaljive: The Rest is Silence

There is no still point in all the Universe, and that is the rock upon which I stand

Sunday, May 04, 2008

A Song for Purple Teeth



I SAW ALICE DRESSED IN WHITE
by mjs

I have seen things I’d rather not see
I have witnessed many crimes
I have memories of trouble
I did not have trouble in mind
Tonight

I have seen the black ice, believe me
I have hugged to the white lines
I nearly made it home alive
Then I saw Alice dressed in white
I have purple teeth tonight

(chorus)
She came at me in torrents
Like rain from the sky
She ran down the shadows
I don't know why
All I know is this:
I have purple teeth tonight
Alice
Alice
Alice
Give me one more purple kiss

I have heard the sirens, seen the lights
I have whispered prayers of grace
I saw the future, saw it twice
Time is making me do time
Alright

A smile stops surrender, so wide
We are humans after all
A bark much worse than its bite
I saw Alice dressed in white
I have purple teeth tonight

(chorus)
She came at me in torrents
Like rain from the sky
She ran down the shadows
I don't know why
All I know is this:
I have purple teeth tonight
Alice
Alice
Alice
Give me one more purple kiss

The questions came like daggers plunging
Deep inside they cut around
Nerves are severed at the source
I had better not fall down
Tonight

A man in uniform, doing his job
Came in close beneath the light
I looked into his eyes
He was smiling crazy:
He had purple teeth tonight
Alright

He said:
She came at me in torrents
Like rain from the sky
She ran down the shadows
I don't know why
All I know is this:
I have purple teeth tonight
Alice
Alice
Alice
Give me one more purple kiss

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