LYRIC

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Been so long since a strange woman has slept in my bed
Look how sweet she sleeps, how free must be her dreams
In another lifetime she must have owned the world, or been faithfully wed
To some righteous king who wrote psalms beside moonlit streams

I and I
In creation where one’s nature neither honors nor forgives
I and I
One say to the other, no man sees my face and lives

Think I’ll go out and go for a walk
Not much happening here, nothing ever does
Besides, if she wakes up now, she’ll just want to talk
I got nothing to say, ‘specially about whatever it was

I and I
In creation where one’s nature neither honors nor forgives
I and I
One say to the other, no man see my face and lives

Took an un-trodden path once, where the swift don’t win the race
It goes to the worthy, who can divide the word of truth
Took a stranger to teach me, to look into justice’s beautiful face
And see an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth

I and I
In creation where one’s nature neither honors nor forgives
I and I
One say to the other, no man sees my face and lives

Outside of two men on a train platform there’s nothing in sight
They’re waiting for spring to come, smoking down the track
The world could come to an end tonight, but that’s all right
She could still be there sleeping when I get back.

I and I
In creation where one’s nature neither honors nor forgives
I and I
One say to the other, no man sees my face and lives

Noontime, and I’m still pushing myself along the road, the darkest part
Into the narrow lanes, I can’t stumble or stay put
Someone else is speaking with my mouth, but I’m listening with my heart
I’ve made shoes for everyone, even you, while I go barefoot

I and I
In creation where one’s nature neither honors nor forgives
I and I
One say to the other, no man sees my face and lives

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