The Other Side of the Water

04:11
Avery Hill
09/01/2015
Avery Hill

Lyrics

Lo, what limbless trees in a calm, warm summer’s breeze

Straight and sorrowful spires

Standing as they smolder, skeletons of choking soldiers

Fallen to the fire

On the other side of the water

 

What splintered and reaching hands are their roots emerging from the ash

Their bodies half in their graves

Who is guarding their ghosts? Are they angels or demons or both?

How will we know who’s been saved

On the other side of the water?

 

The kingfisher cries, he chuckles and rises and falls

His call echoes

 

The soil is seared, its moisture has disappeared

Cracked, crumbled to dust

The kingfisher cries again, he chuckles and rises again

Rises as he knows he must

 

On the other side of the water, on the other side of the water

I can still hear their drums

On the other side of the water, on the other side

That’s where I come from