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Lost Verses

This song is by Sun Kil Moon and appears on the album April (2008).

This song has been covered by Mark Kozelek under the title "Lost Verses".
I came out from under her warm sheets
Into the brisk late October
If only for one last hope
I wanted my time with you to be over

I'm staring up into the sky
While all the rain is pouring down
I'm reaching out for your help
But evil beings hold me backwards

All shapes and shadows move in and out
And hover around my head
Voices arrive and disappear
I want to talk to them

Darkness disintegrates, I'm rising
I'm rising toward a light
A light leading over hills and meadows

I've risen up from the dead
With the burning leaves of autumn
If only for one last chance
That all of whom have been defeated

To put on my father's wool coat
To smell my mother's fragrances and perfumes
To find my young brothers and sisters
To never leave or let them go

Houses adorned so beautifully
The Marin headlands song
Lost verses well up my eyes and ears
The lone mandolin strums

On Tamalpais warm spring
The many places we
Lay down in sleepy hidden shadows

I see you well and clear
Deep in the moonlight, dear
Your radiant august eyes, they are the suns that rise
They are the light that guides, and these lost verses

I came up from under the ocean
Evaporated sea salt water
A mist above the skyline
I haunt the streets of San Francisco

Watch over loved ones and old friends
I see them through their living room windows
Shaken by fear and worries
I want them to know how I love them so

Foghorns would sound in waking
Is it my voice you hear?
Footsteps are moving across the floor
And you know I'm here

The afternoon carries up from the hills
And you are well and near
To fall into the light I follow

I feel you oh so near when morning doves appear
And ghosts of April ring, echo the refrain
Soon finding a place
In these lost verses

They fill the foggy day, they hide the hills away
That steal our time
They are the picturesque night, the casting city lights
On the bay, flowing into the ocean glowing


Written by:

Mark Kozelek

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