Black Lantern Light

from by Agenbite of Inwit

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The dark places its claim on you
as soon as you fall from the womb.
I will slide you ever closer, he claims.
I will slide you ever closer.

And who are you to distrust
a man dressed so fine
with rings on his fingers
and flame set deep in his eyes?

I will slide you ever closer, he claims.
I will slide you ever closer.

Well he is one for bargains
but as soon as you sign
he places a mark on your forehead
to remind you of your first compromise.

From then, it is easy for him to find
each new thing you would rather give up
than turn towards the light.

I will slide you ever closer, he claims.
I will slide you ever closer.

He's not one for favors in the middle of the night.
When morning's plea for strength and warmth
is torn into a rag
that he will use to dampen oil
for his black lantern light.

I will slide you ever closer, he claims.
I will slide you ever closer.

credits

from Safe Passage, released April 1, 2011
Eric Schwan - voice, acoustic guitar
Douglas W. Milliken, additional vocals, everything else

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