Death, You Are An Enemy

from by The Constant Widow

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You say that you are only natural,
That we're just cycling round
You say it's all a part of life,
So don't you wear a frown
But why then to do we paint our loved ones
Up to look like clowns
And pretend that all is well
As we drive them through the town

With our coffins and our hearses
All polished to a shine
We're putting on our funerals
And reciting all your lines
You keep us in denial,
We're convinced you are a friend
Patiently waiting for us
Right up 'til the very end (but I say)

Death, you are an enemy, a parasitic spy
Masquerading quietly you think you cannot die

Yet another service ends,
Every eulogy's been read
But we can't help but wonder
If the dead are really dead
Seems there's something in our bones
On which we can agree
We know that it's all wrong,
Not the way it's supposed to be

So I don't want your truce
Or your so-called peaceful terms
What I want is something more
Than a graveyard can discern
For I know you can't be trusted
And that's a guarantee
If I listen to you sales pitch,
I never will be free

Death you are an enemy,
You only speak in lies
I'm not giving into you
Or what your smile implies
No, I'm not hearing your song,
No, I'm not singing with your tune
But following my brother
Right up and out of the tomb


from EP, released February 11, 2011
Hannah Irwin: Viola
Luke Morton: Vocals, Guitar
Mark Ribera: Chord Organ


tags: folk Seattle


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