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"Suicide Pact"

[ from the album "Timelord" (1993) ]

Lyrics

We were lovers
We never knew how to act
And above us
The aurora borealis bore witness to that

Where in the world is there space
For the beauty we shared?
Nowhere
At the bend in the river
Remember the herons and cranes
But as they have flown, so must we go

We were lovers
We made a suicide pact
We let sleep steal across us
In the snow where we sat
And above us
Came a meteor shower
We went down on our knees
Before a universal power

Where in the world is there time
For the love we have shared?
Nowhere
Deep in the forest
Remember the acorns and cones
Before they have grown we must be gone

We were lovers
We never knew how to act
The aurora borealis
Is our epitaph

Where in the world is there realm and dominion enough
For love?
From the 747
Remember the shapes of the clouds
But when we are gone they'll be our shrouds