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Swans - The Beggar Lover (Three) lyrics


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Slowly, it's taking me over and eventually, I'll be completely transformed
Diffused in the earth, or incinerated and vaporized
It's in the food I eat, in the air I breathe
It's in the people I love, and they frighten me

I can see a black shadow shimmering just beneath their skin
Despite my love for them, there's nothing I can do for them
Nor is there anything they can do for themselves
It's slowly encroaching, relentless
Its appetite is endless and will never be filled

Milky Michael, sleepy Michael
Sleepy Michael, milky Michael
Sleepy Michael, milky Michael
Milky Michael, sleepy Michael
Sleepies, close your eyes, close your eyes

To sing a song for you, daddy
This old man, he played one
He played knick-knack on my thumb with a knick-knack paddywhack
Give a dog a bone, this old man came rolling home
This old man, he played one
He played knick-knack on my thumb with a knick-knack paddywhack
Give a dog a bone, this old man came rolling home

I can see it, but not see it
I can feel it, but not keep it
I can touch it, but not hold it
I can be it, but not know it

I can reach it, but won't touch it (but won't touch it)
I contain it, but release it
I unfold it (I unfold it), but won't see it
I can breathe it, but not taste it (but not taste it)

I will lose it, but I'll keep it
In the shadow (in the shadow), in the light pool
In the reason (in the reason) for not being
I won't touch it (I won't touch it), I won't hold it

I can be it (I can be it), but not feel it
I can steal it (I can steal it), but not keep it
I can break it (I can break it), but not heal it
I can see it (I can see it), but not see it

I can feel it (I can feel it), but not keep it
I can touch it (I can touch it), but not hold it
I can be it (I can be it), but not know it
I can reach it (I can reach it), but won't touch it
I contain it (I contain it), but release it
I unfold it (I unfold it, I unfold it)

Somewhere (I unfold it), no place (but don't see it)
Let's go (I unfold it)
Nowhere (but don't see it), this place
Let's go (I unfold it)

Let's go (I unfold it)
Glorious, no one (I can touch it), no us
Let's go (I won't hold it)

Hmm, let's go [2x]

Cover: Swans - The Beggar Lover (Three)
  • The Beggar

  • Year
  • 2023

  • Genre

  • Submitted
  • Jul 1, 2023 by Jahk
  • Approved by Payne
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