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I Could Not Shift The Shadow

This song is by Current 93 and appears on the album I Am The Last Of All The Field That Fell (A Channel) (2014).

I could not shift the shadow
Or form sugar for your halos
Channelled table-taps from ghost gods
Prowled and slept in steep ships
Mixed mythology with pathology
Tossed a coin and hymned the groves
Then did you scent the wind drop
And count the codes of seeds?
And did you call the night "bright"
And drink the sex of stars?
Or might you cartoon 'Ιοδας Judas
And cast in flower rooms?
Your breath flickered next to my breath
Humming noise and rhyming sweet songs
That your mouth had heaped up like rivers
And buried deeper in your hearts
Unzipped Æeons and cradled antlers
Opened your face and gave your grave
Opened True Moon opened thousand
Nights and paths under mountain flames
Spelled the gardens as the cock crowed
And spoke slowly as the laughter rose
In dragonflies and PussyWillows
Dreamt your lips like Kings and Queens
So open up your mouth
And in your invisible church
Under sun whilst cats purr
Gorgeous dreams under dark nights
And tender rhymes under SwallowFlight
And lovely BirdSong sings
What is the cost of sand in Anarch?
What is the cost of blood as mist?
What is the cost of the child in your heart
With his castleface?
Who is the coat Teller wore?
And Tell me your great Name
In torrents of birds
Kiss me your real Name
And wait for the sun to bring you open
And bare your naked church
Into my mouth

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