This Fleeting Love

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I.
Verse 1
Under your skin
There is a cage
Made of bones
Or is it a fortress
Or it is a home

And all that you have
You try to feel from within
That’s not an organ
When you feel your heart sing


Chorus
This fleeting love
It’s fleeting like
My hope is tried

Oh wash me out
Your dead beat mind
Your weary eyes

And i’m trying
I am trying
You wash me out

This fleeting love
It’s fleeting like
My hope if tired


Verse 2
In fourty nights
The great city will fall
You said nothing compares
To a high barbed-wire wall
Unless you realize
Like Jonah did find
That the whale isn’t prison
If you open your eyes
That there’s shade from the east wind
If you water the vine

Chorus
This fleeting love
It’s fleeting like
My hope is tired

Oh wash me out
Your dead beat mind
Your weary eyes

I am trying
I am trying
You wash me out

My hope is gone
This fleeting love
This fleeting love
It’s fleeting like



II.
Everyone wakes up
To the sound of the heart
Beats alive, alive

And if truth, love, life
Are just words you recite
You are blind, they’re alive

And it calls
If you fall
Light the night



III.
You wear your, you wear your
Skin down to your toes

We sometimes, we sometimes
Fight what we don’t know

But in your dead beat eyes
I can see that you
You sometimes, you sometimes
See the holy ghost

Sitting on the shore
I’d be waiting
I’d be waiting for

The great city to fall
Then the great teacher
He comes preaching to me

‘brother, where you been?
You’re hiding in your skin
Oh won’t you fight
For this city of mine’

Your heart sinks low
Your hope was gone



IV.
Oh wash me out
Your dead beat mind
Your weary eyes
They wash me out
My hope is lost
My hope is gone
This fleeting love
Its fleeting like
My hope is tired
Your weary eyes
Your dead beat mind
They wash me out
Oh wash me out
This heart of mind
Your weary mind

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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Wild. Melancholy. Keatsian. Raw. A little bit tribal; a little bit classical; a little bit indie; a little bit rock; a little bit folk.

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