Parthian Arrow (Haiku For Charlie)

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Verse 1
Is this the last day ever
Or just the first day that I see
Three hundred and sixty five days later
I can’t believe the irony


Chorus 1
Oh when you retreat
Don’t shoot me with your arrow
I will feign despair

Hold me in your heart
Lie I taught myself to say
Innocent and rare


Verse 2
I don’t know what to feel
Or what to do
Anymore
An amalgamated mind would be a start
You waltzed right through that doorway
I was sitting with the glass
Tightly clasped
Multiple shards all joined with glue

The little hammers play a folk tune
They hit the strings all, one by one
It’s written on a piece of paper
I saw you holding when I fell
Into your room


Chorus 2
Oh when you depart
I’ll climb into the broken
Pages in my draw

Sink until I fall
Joy I feel cos you’re alive
Doesn’t count at all


Verse 3
You say, yes, this is the last day ever
And it’s the first day that I see
One hundred and twenty five days later
Her loathing changed into a love, made out to me

Thanks to God for aiding my correction of perception
Of your articulated overly eloquent expression


Interlude
I just wanted, wanted to find you
Before, the whim began to fade
I just wanted, wanted to find you
But you, you walk the other way


Chorus 3
Oh when you set forth
Felt the coin drop in the well
Didn’t hear the sound

Riddles posed to thee
What made you so dear to me?
You’re still in my head


Chorus 1
Oh when you retreat
Don’t shoot me with your arrow
I will feign despair

Hold me in your heart
Lie I taught myself to say
Innocent and rare

credits

from For War Within, released April 28, 2013
Music and Lyrics by Angeline Armstrong, individual instrumental parts written by: Nick Ampt, Lachlan Zammit, Caleb Tong and Esmond Angeles

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