SubRosa

Swans Trapped in Ice tracks

Lyrics


1. SEXUAL COLLATERAL

Not an equal, no one’s sister, no one’s best friend
Just a faceless mannequin to buy and sell

Fair exchange is alive and well
The exotic markets grow and grow
Don’t look at me; it’s her economy

We buy and sell
Fair exchange is alive and well
I’m only taking what’s freely offered
She must want to be there if she’s chained to a bed

We buy and sell
Fair exchange is alive and well
We buy and sell
Slavery is alive and well




2. DARK COUNTRY

No one ever sees the puppet strings
No one ever sees the dark country
I know you’re coming for me now
I feel you coming for me now

No one ever feels
The heavy weight of lies revealed
No one ever feels
The burning towns, the burning fields

I know you’re coming for me now
I feel you coming for me now
I see that black horse coming now
I know you’re coming for me now




3. ATTACK ON GOLDEN MOUNTAIN

Walk just behind me
In my shadow
Walk just behind me
Never stray

The sun is setting
Mountains on fire
We’re so alone here
Don’t go far

Sing a lullaby, sleep now
It’s just a dream, sleep now
This can’t be real, sleep now

The starlight marks
The path of the fearful
The ice caves glitter
In the dark

They’re coming fast now
Blood on the snow
He holds her hand
Shuts her lifeless eyes

It’s just a dream, sleep now
This can’t be real, sleep now
The cold invites, sleep now

Open wide the gates
Horns sound from the bay
Open wide the gates
Don’t look back in vain

You are like a swan
Trapped in ice
Beautiful, strong
And now I’m alone

This can’t be real, sleep now
The cold invites, sleep now
I’ve found my peace, sleep now