Saturday, March 21

LyricalGenius.

i like literature, i love reading (but read less than i used to :( ) oddly, it was studying literature that caused it :s
but i love lyrics soo much, almost to the point where id say i think lyrics are more important than the music. some of my favourite songs have wonderful lyrics & very very basic music.
an example of which is my current favourite song, 'the wrote & the writ' by johnny flynn (who seriously is amazing.)

the wrote & the writ
their taking pictures of the man from God
hope his cassock's clean
the burden of being our holy fellas
your halo'd better gleam, better gleam.

what of all those wayward priests?
the ones who like to drink
do you suppose they'd swap their blood for wine,
like you swapped yours for ink, for ink

you wrote me, oh so many letters
& all of them seemed true
promises look good on paper
especially from you, from you

the weight of all those willing words
i've carried all alone
you wouldn't put your pen to bed
when we hadn't found our own, our own.

the sentences rose high at night
& circled round my head
the circle's since been broken
like the priest before me is breaking bread

im being asked to drink the blood of Christ
& soon il eat his flesh
im alone again before the altar
shedding all my old regrets

the last of which il tell you now
as it flies down the sink
i never knew a part of you
you didn't set in ink, in ink.

the letters that you left behind
no longer shall i read
your blood's between the pages
& i can't stand to see you bleed

& il soon forget what was never there
your words are ash & dust
all thats left is the song ive sung
the breath ive taken & the one i must

if you're born with a love for the wrote & the writ
people of letters your warning stands clear
pay heed to your heart & not to your wit
don't say in a letter what you can't in my ear.

1 notes:

Emma said...

wow amazing lyrics - will have to look out for this song...btw I wanted to give you the "honest scrap" award but hadn't made the connection that you had a new blog...so feel free to post it on this blog if you want to...also I've updated my sidebar so your blog is now linked to. Have a lovely Monday!