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The road it is rough
And the hearse has no springs
Hark to the tune
That the sad driver sings
Rattle his bones over the stones
Rattle his bones o'er the stones

When we did breathe
All our breath was for holding
When we did sing
All our songs were unture
When our lungs emptied
Wild winds fell upon us
When our song ended
The stars sang anew

When you could run
You did falter and stumble
When I could scream
I would not speak your name
When you were stilled
You flew faster than terror
When my voice died
I cried louder than pain

Borne away
All my sorrow
Borne away
All my fear
Borne away far beyond the farthest reaches
Where nobody owns paupers like me

What good is breath
If you never breathe deeply
What good is light
If you can't bear to see
What good is love
If you never embrace it
What fear in death
If you never were free

Borne away
All my weakness
Borne away
All my tears
Borne away far beyond the farthest reaches
Where nobody owns paupers like me

The road it is rough
And the hearse has no springs
Hark to the tune
That the sad driver sings
Rattle his bones over the stones
Rattle his bones o'er the stones

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from SECRETLY ILLITERATE, released November 5, 2011

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