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Wine to Water

 

Standing at her riverbank

see it running black and thin

She’s telling me to cross to her

But there’s no way back once you step in

and on the other side a place

where you’re not a wanted man

and all the yearning promises

of an undiscovered land

an undiscovered land

 

You can't touch her south of the border

She's gonna change your wine into water

 

knows the night becomes her

Wears the darkness as a veil

lips are running  scarlet

With the promises they entail

And still you try to reach them

and the troubles that await

hear her name in legion

call you closer to your fate

Closer to your fate

 

You can't touch her south of the border

She's gonna change your wine into water

 

Sometimes when I feel a little strange

Sometimes when I’m feeling low

I still feel her carving my name

Deep in the wood

Of a cross beside the road

 

(C) 2012 Michael JE Barry/Paul A Read