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Joe Henry - Reverie Unspeakable

Contributors

  • ISRC:USEP41121013
  • Recorded:2011 The Garfield House - South Pasadena, CA
  •  ©2011 Anti, Inc.
  • Acoustic Guitar, Vocals:Joe Henry
  • Piano:Keefus Ciancia
  • Upright Bass:David Piltch
  • Drums:Jay Bellerose

Lyrics

Your body’s a cage
With a bird on the swing
Of your heart, and its beat
Is a rumble of wings—
That lifts to my ear
All I cannot see
And it sings an unspeakable
Song now to me,
Sings an unspeakable
Song now to me

You tug at my sleep,
A tangle of thread,
That knots at the lock
At the foot of my bed—
Swinging the door
To a perilous view
Where all my unspeakable dreams
Fall to you,
All my unspeakable dreams
Fall to you

My shadow stands up at the sound of my name,
I tug at my mask and try to explain—
The way that I hide the one thing I might be
As if the unspeakable was unique to me…

Your time winds around me,
I’m bound to the mast
That pushes ahead
And howls in my past—
Giving full throat
To what as mine alone
As you take my unspeakable
Song as your own,
Take my unspeakable
Song as your own