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Phosphorescent Lilies - Lyrics

Phosphorescent lilies on the surface of the water
Forming floating constellations round the caravan
The Gyptians rule the marshlands they can read them like the lines
That trace the future in the creases of your palm

They might not let us go but we'll be royalty
The queen adopts her prisoners into the ancient clan
If we submit to their initiation rites, and we survive,
They'll make us part of all their secret plans

They say
If you want to stay
There is a price to pay
A sacrifice to make
What will you cast away
Cast away

Round the circle goes the flask and hand to hand the pipe is passed
Until we almost can't remember who we are
Fireflies conspire with the lanterns on the fishing boats
To let us float among the drunken stars

We didn't plan to come here
But we never want to go back home
The children throw us silver after every song
We'll learn to ply the waterways and serenade the cormorants
We'll roll our cuffs and let our hair grow long

They say
If you want to stay
There is a price to pay
A sacrifice to make
What will you cast away

They say
"Would you give up your pinky finger?"
Stay
"A roof over your head"
Pay
"Your great great grandmother's wedding ring or "
Make
"Your comfortable bed"

They say
"Would you give up the precious memory"
Stay
"Of your first true love"
Pay
"Your house your home your family"
Make
"Your shaky faith in God above"

They say
"A tooth an eye a kidney"
Stay
"Your future unborn babe"
Pay
"The last ten years of your short life"
Make
"What will you cast away?"
Cast away

Crickets chirp and nightjars sing
As fiddle bows meet fiddle strings
The music's in a tongue we don't yet understand
Jasmine blooms intoxicate
The choice was never ours to make

We're dizzy but
We know we're safe (We're dizzy but)
We're dizzy but (We know we're safe)
We know we're safe (We're dizzy but)
We're dizzy but (We know we're safe)
We know we're safe
We're dizzy but
We know we're safe
We're dizzy but
We know we're safe
We're dizzy but

The dancers smile and take us by the hand

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