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white flag


“lonely girl” image curtosey of http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17406551

this lyric was written for a nus song several years ago, and was resurrected for an unreleased collaboration i did with vernon reid in 2001. i sent vernon some vocals that i recorded without a tonal center or click track, basically just raw, suspended vocals, and vernon built electronic music around the vocals. the vocals are heavily treated, and the music, while trippy and grooving, is also ominous and slightly disjointed. i think the result of the experiment was moody, and raw, and worked especially well with this lyric. the track is inserted above the lyric:

http://www.reverbnation.com/tunepak/2361541

white flag

 her small hand shivering in mine

blue eyes like robin’s eggs take in a far vista

 the water is wide, but not as wide as her longing,

and half as wide as her fear

her father’s lies have wounded the rhythm of her trust

she waves the white flag, she waves

she waves the white flag, here wounded but loving you

her smooth brown skin

made rough with desire

her eyes of blue, wounded and not seeing

take in a close moment

swimming in a sea of need wide, wider than her fear

she waves the white flag she waves

she waves the white flag here wounded but loving you

her hidden heart

burning with affliction

left upon a far shore-love’s desert island

the water is wide

the water is wide but not as wide as her longing

and half as wide as her fear

she waves the white flag she waves

she waves the white flag here wounded but loving you

her small hand shivering in mine

blue eyes like robin’s eggs

her small hand shivering in mine

she waves the white flag, she waves

she waves the white flag here wounded but loving you

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