Death Of A Civil Servant

from by The Glue Ensemble

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lyrics

He goes out walking to escape the thought
His beard is the bramble in which he is caught
Blackberries bleed onto his fingers as he takes off a shoe
Feels the certainty of certainty cutting through
And analgesia seeps from the sleeping soil
As the evening sun burns beetles backs and makes the brain boil -
His beard is the bramble, home to all the words
That sing silent against the sunset like the sighing of the birds

Who sing-
LIFE IS JUST THE PAUSE
BETWEEN THE CURTAIN AND THE APPLAUSE
AND LOVE IS THE MIRROR
OF THE PAIN IT WILL CAUSE

Worms they hold his counsel as they pull below the ground
Grave little ministers, devouring the sound
Beetles bite and burrow as he lies against a tree
And if there's someone in there with him, it's no one he can see
Because his mind is wound with ivy and the path is overgrown
So he unties his tie and lies as silent as a stone
And no one saw him live and no one saw him stop
And the world will stay spinning and the leaves will still drop

Singing -
LIFE IS JUST THE PAUSE....

Now there's seeds in his belly! Spiders in his teeth!
His body bends the bushes - pushing up from underneath
The canopy of root and branch reformed into a mouth -
Words fly up to heaven! but birds are flying south
And he can feel the sap rising in his veins
And the certainty of certainty is born of doubt and pain
And beetles bite and burrow in the body that once was
And dignity asks questions and the answer is just because

LIFE IS JUST THE PAUSE...

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from We Used To Live Round Here, released February 9, 2015

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The Glue Ensemble London, UK

Alternative acoustic music from London and Paris.

We are the sound of slipping away before everyone else wakes. We are the feeling of a train journey back to where you grew up. We are the sound of tea-time at a funeral. ... more

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