The winterlings you are acres
The winterlings you are acres
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  1. Echo

From the album You Are Acres

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Lyrics

Echo
© 2011 Wolff Bowden

On a library table, he piled the towers high
Herodotus Histories and the Age of suicide
His mother dropped him off and went to work the laundry line

He is just a human flame
A little spark that crossed the dark and landed on a name
I would like to make him brave
But he will shine in spite of any words I’ll ever say
I have known him all this time, he won’t walk alone this time

I knew you like a Bible, in another life
Seraphim were circling the city when we died
And even when the chapter ends the verse keeps bleeding light

You were just an echo, babe
Of everything asleep in me I wanted to awake
I would like to kiss your face
Underneath the cedar trees beside the quiet bay
I have known you all this time, we won’t walk alone this time

We were the leaves on a tree in Spain
We were the streets where the orphans played
We were released to the sea again
We were released to the sea again

And the last thing we said was “On the other side
Throw a stone whose ripples I will know and recognize”
And when concentric circles reach the shore the birds will fly

We were just an echo, babe
A chord that someone strummed a thousand years ago today
And now the sound it hits our face
We will roar ‘til someone not yet born begins to sway
I have known you all this time, we will leave the earth entwined