miles

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and miles to go before i sleep,
what's unwritten's not read
across the years i want to leap
and see what we have said.

but miles away is too far gone
and i've forgotten how
to reach into the future's song
and bring it back to now.

and i would walk a thousand miles
if i could know what was there
and i would fly across the world
if i knew you would care
and i would spend a thousand days
inside your courtyard grand
if i believed that in some way
you would understand.

my lover's eyes are darker than
the moon up in the sky
well i have died so many times
but lived whilst at your side.

a day within your courtyard is
a thousand spent elsewhere
so i will go and spend my days
and pray that you still care.

and the smoke that rises to meet my eyes
will softly fly 'cross the sky
from the window where i sit and cry
and hope one day before i die
is my thousand-day with you.

that little scroll all tied with string
you left with my name on
yet i was a feral, fragile thing
who could not be led on

so i took your scroll and swallowed whole
it tasted bittersweet
i know my heart turned back to you
as i beat my retreat

with miles to go before i sleep
because i have to hide
i wish, my dear, that we could be
together and survive

but miles to go before i sleep
is written in my soul
though part of me has stayed with you
the rest of me must go.

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from scar de sea, released April 2, 2013

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scar de sea UK

scar de sea writes poems and songs in a style probably best described as "psychotic bashy-piano cabaret meets creepy ethereal folk".

she takes her inspiration from life, dreams and hallucinations, and writes about the darker side of the mind.
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