Poetry
Moddi Lyrics


I'll bury my downcast hours in transparent ink
Tie myself to the mast and wait here for the ship to sink
Though I know I've set sail on a wishing well

The daylight is dimming out slowly with every breath I take
Gasps of air become roaring rivers keeping me awake
It gives me no time to think things through
I know words always come before you do

But I can't find no poetry left in these lines
I've been trying too hard, too long, too many times

Is this what a biochemist would call happiness?
Is it part of some unmade promise I thought I could forget?
Is it time that I let some air come through?
For now strangeling love is all I can do

Yeah, I know you have mountains of poems in mind
All explaining how all wounds will heal given time
But these days are no longer my time to spill
And I know that by waiting, I'll make them stand still

I kept it as close as I could through those winter nights
But the ropes only tighten round me as I tried to fight
There's no worth throwing stone in a wishing well
Now I'm out of black ink and true tales to tell

And I know it's all poetry, know they're just lies
But I'll still scavenge on what I find in between those lines
I'll pretend there was happiness, fake to have felt pain
Just to feel there's a reason to read it again
Just to feel there's a reason to read it again

Contributed by Elizabeth P. Suggest a correction in the comments below.
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Comments from YouTube:

justmarchon

that was incredible: my favorite song in the universe brought to a new life. thank you so much for sharing your music with all of us. it's beauty has forever changed my life, i am so grateful to be able to hear it. 

Kélanie

Thank you Moddi.

Jules Terea

absolutely beautiful..

Momo

I love this, and I also loved this song when I saw you in February 2011 perfoming it with  three (I think) other musicians on stage. It was one of the best concerts I ever went to.
Both that performance and this one have their own kind of magic in a way.. I appreciate both.

Jimmy Smith

Aye laddie its braw! Greetings from bonnie Scotland!

Lilly

i love you so much it hurts

Anne Sveberg Rebbestad

The bare simplicity of the few instruments and your words has such a soothing yet evoking effect. Personally, the latter is what music should be all about. In verbal music: words. In all: evocation. Thank you for inspiring me to sing with all of that I am. 

Kiki Croatia

Perfect. Every song.

Domingo Bianchi

Es fantástico, una hermosura!!!!!

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