The winterlings you are acres
The winterlings you are acres
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  1. Opening Line

From the album You Are Acres

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Lyrics

The Opening Line
© 2011 Wolff Bowden

This is the opening line, the red balloon you lost when you were five
You said goodbye gypsy as it rose into the sky

At first light my sister is hugging her daughter
Who just learned that death is for certain
And still they are laughing
While cedars breathe out and we... all breathe in
We all breathe in

This is the opening line, the animals have gathered round a fire
One raises his fist and says the rest of you are mine

At twilight the stingrays are singing
Of times when the humans stood up
And tamed fire and the hunger that haunts us
We want it to stop but it… never will
It never will

Still the wind feels lovely on our skin
Still the soil is born from our dead kin
Still her arms are where I want to live
When night rises, we all breathe in
We all breathe in

This is the opening line, you’re wiping the confetti from her eyes
You hold your head against her chest until your breath aligns

At midnight she’s singing the things
From the year you first met
There were thousands of bicycle rickshas all rolling
And once we got on we have… not stopped since
We never will
When night rises
We all breathe in
We all breathe in