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Mirage

I once met a man
With spotted skin and leopard hands
He said you were not far from here.

The edges were close,
I saw the wake a golden coast
And then I saw your sails just floating on the surface

Now it's hard to believe
That someone can leave
And then suddenly reappear
A mirage of your trust, imagined and lost
Of a ghost who's been standing right here

Well I fought through the ice,
But fell to needled skinny flies
They sucked out my blood
And replaced it with black water!
The closer I get to boiling over
My skin's crawling off of my bones

Now it's hard to believe
That someone can leave
And then suddenly reappear
A mache of your trust, folded and cut,
Into a mask that I've got to wear.

I was cold, dripping wet,
(it was worth it for you)
I was so out of breath
(it was worth it for you)
Now I'm practically dead
(and it was all for you)

All the wars that you set, it was worth it for you
All the lives that I left, it was worth it for you
Now I'm practically dead, and it was all for you.

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from The Cartographer, released January 1, 2011

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