I Took Me a Lookin'

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I took me a lookin'
To pluck for you a Rose,
But I lost track of time,
Til all I found was dirty snow,
The Roses had all withered,
As if centuries ago,
Your doorway was in crumbles,
Like nobody'd been home,
For each uncounted year,
That I had been away,
Seeking out the perfect Rose,
To give to you today.

Too long did I wander,
Too long did I wait,
To wait for the right time was a mistake.

I crept through the graveyard,
To steal for you a stone,
A guarded by a ghostly maiden,
Dead so long ago,
I broke the coffin open,
Stuck my hand into the corpse,
But when I touched the Gem,
The wind went howling with a curse,
And darling I was weak--
A coward to the bone,
Retreating, empty handed
In the moonlight, Home.

Darling please forgive me,
For I have nothing to give,
So leave me if you want the chance to live.

Now I am as lonesome,
As a willow in a city square,
All I did I did for you,
Except for being there.
For Roses, for rubies,
I guess you never cared,
I got home after midnight,
I filled the empty air,
With the sound of your name,
As the Daughters of shame,
Cackled in the darkness
Til the dawn
came

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from Netherodes, released February 16, 2017

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