You Were Something Else

from by Body English

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I was a child
And you were a knot
I, but a leanto
And you a ziggurat
Towering far above me
Sun glancing off your veil
I was a worshipper

And I contended to solve you
The gall of it, I’d never seen
But beaten, warrant, I wallowed
Didn’t you give me these dreams?
You see ever since I’ve known you
Never needed more, never had less
I was a worshipper
You were something else

I came as a vagrant
To your dazzling veneer
And said I come now, have patience
Uneavesdropped by your ears
If your locks won’t allow me
And your window blind nothing tells
Won’t I still be peering inwards?

For just once, I sighted you
Your feet, your wings, your fingers long
And no plea for mercy
Would I heed from the multuitous throng
But the longing-born hydra
Reared its other seven heads
I, a hero of old
You were something else

I tried to laugh off the notion
To follow you to such climbs
Feeling like a piece of paper
Folded more than seven times

So turn this ship starboard
You’re no longer the shore
In these waters I’ve wandered
With no conscience onboard
But then how would you notice
What your currents say to my sails?
I thought I was a wanderer
You thought I was something else


from Stories of Earth, released May 13, 2016
Clint Degan - vocal, guitar
Cullen Corley - drumkit
Kirsten Lamb - upright bass
Daniel Harris - guitars
Todd Marston - piano
Tim Lillis - organ
Mariana Szalaj - violin
Michael Hustedde - violin
Elizabeth Moore - viola
Adrian Zemor - cello

Recorded by Jack Younger at Watch City Studios
Mixed by Jon Taft at New Alliance Audio
Mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East

Produced by Jack Younger and Clinton Degan

Song by Clinton Degan
Arrangement by Degan/Corley/Lamb/Harris/Marston/Lillis/Younger
Orchestral Arrangement by Clinton Degan




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