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RavenAngel


stark above the ribbon road on a naked branch of oak
staring daughter of midnight charades
steaming shadows all around her, weaving in & out & down
her saddened laughter, winged shoulder blades
moonlight caress soft white face lifted to the painted sky
save your fears for another day
stretching out a shaking hand, wretched; can you understand
i want to take your tears & wipe them all away

i want to stand by you - want to feel you holding on to me
oh, how i wish i wasn't falling for you
but i cannot shake away this need

dark upon the ribbon road naked but for tattered clothes
tired of running from the same old shades
screaming shadows dance around her, weaving in & out & down
their maddened laughter endlessly cascades
velvet blackness, slaps & scratches, crying to the tainted sky;
the power of memories begins to fade
stretching out my own burnt hand, want to get you out of this quicksand
it's hurting you, it'll kill you if you stay

i want to stand by you - want to feel you holding on to me
i keep dreaming that i'll wake up next to you,
your arms around me
i am here for you - come on, come to me
i can't help seeing your face on the raven angel in my sleep