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I heard you say something i don't understand
it's your choice if you want to lend me your hand
would you teach me your language, & its shimmering words
that cut me like diamonds and flutter like birds

I could be a thief, but I could be a king
If I could get to know you I could do anything


& I'll tell you something, I know you won't ask
I dreamed I kissed a tiger whose face was all glass
& behind its gold visage, behind its dark eyes
You stood like a mirror, reflecting my mind

You could leave me in rags, you could wrap me in silk
you could live to 500, your mystery won't wilt
as I hang by a breath on the hand of a star
don't know where to find you, don't know who you are

Oh my love, you're just the shadow of a dream
Just the shadow of a shadow of a dream

But I'd mirror my shield to hide from your stare
I'd build you a tower just to climb in your hair
& we'll hide from the wolf in a house made of bricks
& I'll wait for your boat by the old banks of the styx

sweet, the taste of your word that sleeps in my ear
sweet, the song in your eye that i followed down here

& i swear by my dreams and the song that i play
Don't know who you are, but i'll find you one day

Oh my love, you're just the shadow of a dream
Just the shadow of a shadow of a dream

I've been to the church and I heard what they say
That angels are light and men are just clay
But there's one thing I know - it's a thing I can't hide
It ain't what you say, it's what you got inside

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from Night of a Thousand Crimes, released February 12, 2014

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JB Newman & The Black Letter Band bring you a shot of Haunting, Bluesy Rock'n'Roll with a surreal poetic twist. 'Like a roadhouse band from a Lynch movie'.

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