Mortaljive: The Rest is Silence

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

Sunday, June 24, 2012

One Final Ride


the road to the northlands was silent and gray
the people all left, they had nothing to say
the tent stakes were pulled up, the carts were all filled
the people all left to head for the hills

they rode to the mountains, across valleys and streams
they struggled in deserts, they drowned in the seas
they dug out of snow, and hid from the rain
they rode with a fever as they crossed the plains

we want salvation, i heard them cry
we want the blessings that come from the sky
we want salvation, a most sacred trust
we want eternity, you offer dust
we want eternity, you offer dust

at the edge of the lifetime stands the guards of the dead
they have a list of all you did and you said
the coins that are placed on top of your eyes
can only be spent on one final ride
the coins that are placed on top of your eyes
can only be spent on one final ride

some kid was watching, alone on a rise
the people all trembled when they heard him sigh
you cannot leave eden, he whispered to all
you cannot land, there was never a fall
the father, the mother, the family of man
drove off to heaven in a busted up van
they drove off to heaven in a busted up van

take me across the river
take me to the land of shadows
take me across the mighty river
take me to the place that is my new home

we want salvation, i heard them cry
we want the blessings that come from the sky
we want salvation, a most sacred trust
we want eternity, you offer dust
we want eternity, you offer dust

the road to the northlands was quiet and gray
the people all left, they had nothing to say
the tent stakes were pulled up, the carts were all filled
the people all left to head for the hills


they rode to the mountains, across valleys and streams
they struggled in deserts, they drowned in the seas
they dug out of snow, and hid from the rain
they rode with a fever as they crossed the plains


at the edge of the lifetime stands the guards of the dead
they have a list of all you did and you said
the coins that are placed on top of your eyes
can only be spent on one final ride
the coins that are placed on top of your eyes
can only be spent on one final ride

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