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I have a hate that's growing in my eyes. They've cradled mangers beneath fire's light. Tamed the beggars, the whores, and the seas, to show her ghost what's needed to breathe. You see weaklings beating their wings while snakes and spirits hover above me. And my love, it often lies. And truth set sail to steal paradise. Lover is a stormy sea that leaves you beaten and shivering. Lord, I prefer laughter to weep. Just promise you'll take me in my sleep. Mother, mother, how I pray, won't your ghost leave me alone today? And if you love me, you love all that's weak. And if you leave me, please know it is hurting. And if you lose me, don't turn out the light, 'cause I'll be waiting for you in the night. And my love, it often lies. And truth set sail to steal paradise. Lover is a stormy sea that leaves you beaten and shivering. Lord, I prefer laughter to weep. Just promise you'll take me in my sleep. Mother, mother, how I pray, won't your ghost leave me alone today? "Where's my good son gone," I heard my father say. I whispered in his ear, "Your good son has gone away."

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from A&A's The Healing Power of Sunshine, released June 6, 2005

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