and I come in laughing play ----
but, maybe, to be saved.
Peer through the backcloth : I am a character in the play,
the words I slur are pre-ordained ----
we know them anyway.
Don't change your mind, don't be a fickle friend;
don't change your mind, don't pretend
to something false.
Open the toy-box : you are Pandora, I am the World.
If you cross the stream, you never can return;
If you stay, you'll surely burn.
Don't change your mind, don't come all orchid eyes;
don't change your mind, don't disguise the fear
you feel :
it's real, and you must
guard your castle well, for I am the lone wolf,
and the boar at bay -----
grant me your Pax, you know we only live today,
and on, and on, and into :
"so Long" -- it takes so long to drown;
it takes so very long to choke on the taste you'd spurned.
If you cross the stream you never can return;
If you stay you'll surely burn.
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Songwriter(s): Peter Hammill
Publisher(s): Bienstock Publishing Company, Spoiled Rotten Kiddies Pub, Copyright Control
Record Label(s): 2006 The copyright in this compilation is owned by Virgin Records Ltd
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