The Lyrics of Mirel Wagner


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TO THE BONE

O my little one
this is how it’s done
you’ll play your part
and I’ll play mine
but your love drags me down
like the clothes
when you swim
down deeper down
like the roots of old trees
my heart has no home
you’ve bruised me to the bone
O my little one
can’t you see this is fate
your bruise will fade
and your bones didn’t brake
but your love drags me down
like the clothes
when you swim
down deeper down
like the roots of old trees
I shiver ’cause I’m cold
but you don’t want to know

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THE WELL


I lean in
to the well
black water
what can you tell
a shadow swallows my reflection
mother I see nothing at all
the moon
belly full of light
all big and bright
all alone
in the sky
alone as I
a shadow swallows my reflection
mother I see nothing at all
I thought I saw
your face
how I wished
it would be your face
a shadow swallows my reflection
mother I see nothing at all
I lean in
to the well
black water
what can you tell

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NO DEATH

my baby has a swollen face
long stiff limbs
them eyes are black pits
of a place where I’ve been
her hair is long
still smells like mud
she answered to my kiss
with a rotten tongue
no death can
tear us apart
her body is cold
well its gonna get colder
but my love will ignite
what was left to smoulder
I move my hips
in her I am home
I’ll keep on loving
till the marrow dries from her bones
no death
can tear us apart
all day
I stay by her side
but death has a claim
and a right to my bride
I shut the doors
pull the curtains and hide
I heard something moving
somewhere outside
no death can
tear us apart
but death comes a sneaking in
trough the keyholes
he’s clever and he knows
what’s beneath the floorboards
death comes to feast
like a greedy hungry beast
he wants it all
and here he crawls
and here he crawls
and here he crawls...

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NO HANDS

been riding my bicycle
all day long
up and down the old
dusty dirt road
look mother no hands
see the sun filter through the trees
I am happy
the wind and the speed
can’t see the danger
look mother no hands

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RED

he said come out and play
and it was all fun and games
he asked me to dance
and we danced
his eyes where red
and at the first brake of day
my true love went away
he’s evil she says
he knows your nameand you’ve played his game
he’ll eat your flesh
and he’ll spit out the seeds
those eyes will go red
and at the first brake of day
your true love will go away
leave let me be
let the devil take me
leave can’t you see
you cannot save me
so I sit and wait
’till one night he came
he asked me to dance
and we danced
his eyes went red
and at the first brake of day
my true love went away

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DESPAIR

despair came riding on the crest of a big black wave
knocked me down on the floor
said you’re the one I’ve been looking for
it said dance with me ’till all the stars begin to fall
dance with me till there’s nothing left of you at all
all the stars come down tonight
despair came riding on the crest of a big black wave
thin as a scream and shouting out my name
says no need to beg no need to fight
his voice sends a shiver that brakes my spine
all the stars come down tonight
despair came riding on the crest of a big black wave
and I was like child
looking for a safe place to hide
despair was standing with its jaws open wide
swallowed me whole in to the big black night
all the stars come down tonight

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JOE

Joe
where do you go
I’m going to wash my sins away
an angel told me so
when they find me in the river
tell my mother I was a good boy
the wind in the trees
an angel holding hands with me
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I’m light as a leaf
no sign of sorrow no sign of grief
when they find me in the river
tell my mother I was a good boy
he folds his clothes
goes wading in
the birds are singing in the trees
there singing for me
when they find me in the river
tell my mother I was a good boy

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DREAM

who is this creature
crawled into my bed
into my head
I dare you to
and you dare
’cause else it’s the truth
and that won’t do
and your eyes are full of moon
they lit up the room
I bathe in the light
in the cradle of my bones
there is a grave for your soul
’cause else it’s the truth
and that won’t do
and your eyes are full of moon
they lit up the room

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THE ROAD

the hay hung low
where the road leads I will go
and it’s a hard and a crooked life
when you’re a dead man’s unwedded bride
the hay moves slow
where the road leads no one knows
and it’s a hard and a crooked life
when you’re a dead man’s unwedded bride
down by the road sits a man
who’s gray and old
says the hardest thing I know
is to see your loved ones go
down goes the road
where the wildflowers grow
there’s a lake that’s dark deep and cold
there I shall lay my bones
down I go
gonna lay my bruised bones
and the hardest thing they’ll know
is just letting go

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all songs written by Mirel Wagner

all rights reserved, (c) 2011 Mirel Wagner/ Bone Voyage Recordings