Bells on a Leper

Written By: Mike Viola
Mike Viola Involvement: Writer, Performer
 
 

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Lyrics


Throw me down a well
and cover me with stones
stick words in my mouth
I'll tell you what you already know
Went looking for a map but I got lost
pumping blood to a dead heart

Heaven knows
but hell knows better
I wear my heart
like bells on a leper

I bit the hand
that had to bury you
teething on the past
I just never outgrew
Yesterday's a petting zoo
where you keep alive what you lose

Heaven knows
but hell knows better
I where my heart
like bells on a leper

I'd like to be surprised
but I've been here before
I'd like to open my eyes
but I've been here before

String a trail of thread
through the labyrinth
where everything I said
is sugar in your absinthe
Slashing at these wrists that killed
at war with the windmills

Heaven knows
but hell knows better

Snapped is the wand
and so I disappear
all my hope is gone
we'll meet again somewhere
we'll meet again somewhere