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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Kye's Music & Lyrics: "Feathery Wings" by Aurelio Voltaire (Almost Human 2000)



Aurelio Voltaire



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You, there on the bridge, where have you been?
What's your name?
And you, there on the wall, where will you go to once you fall?
You, lost at sea, do you need me?
Do you need directions?
Hey, put down the gun, what're you thinking?
You were someone's son

The taste of tears
The sting of pain
The smell of fear
The sounds of crying
Oh...

A long, long time ago
I fell to this place from another dimension
And thrust amongst the beasts, and the way they behave
It borders on dementia
And now through all these years I can barely take it
I don't think I can make it
Take me away from here, I wanna go home
I'm so sick and tired of

The taste of tears
The sting of pain
The smell of fear
The sounds of crying
Oh...

As you stand here at the edge of your life
What do you remember?
Was it all you wanted?
I'm trying to earn a set of feathery wings
I wish I could protect you here
Oh please don't cry now
Smile, as you stand here at the edge of your life
Your troubles are over, mine are just beginning
I'm trying to earn a set of feathery wings
To take me away from here
It's me you leave behind

Oh, if only I could have been there
I'd be a hand for the sinking
If only I could have been there
I'd be a prayer for the dying
See the pain etched in my face
Oh, I'm so sick and tired of

The taste of tears
The sting of pain
The smell of fear
The sounds of crying
Oh...

As you stand here at the edge of your life
What do you remember?
Was it all you wanted?
I'm trying to earn a set of feathery wings
I wish I could protect you here
Oh please don't cry now
Smile, as you stand here at the edge of your life
Your troubles are over, mine are just beginning
I'm trying to earn a set of feathery wings
To take me away from here
It's me you leave

You're gone from here
Don't leave from here
Don't leave me here
I hate it here
You're gone from here
Don't leave me here
I need you here
I need to see you smile


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For Helena Zandi, who is gone from here
For Nia and Shawn, who haven’t left me here
And for Ben, who gave me his hand and his prayer

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