Visions of Nell

Visions of Nell

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About "Grace"

The chorus is adapted from “O Death Rock Me Asleep”, by Anne Boleyn, while imprisoned in the Tower of London, probably already waiting for her execution.

you cut the shape of a heart
with a knife so dirty
it would shame my sister if she knew
funny my skin is still tender
despite your cruelty
but then it was meant for you
do you walk on the water
and hot coals too
burn your bridges along with your witches
do you believe the preacher’s song
cut my wrists on these bad thoughts
while I wait for you to decide what is true
toll on toll on
you passing bell (so long so long)
ring out ring out
my doleful knell (so long so long)
you’re not in league with the devil
his grace is good
burns his books like any good hypocrite should
we live by the preacher’s sword
cut my wrists on this bed of thorns
while I wait for you to decide what to do
toll on toll on
you passing bell (so long so long)
ring out ring out
my passing tell

(Tolar & Savigear 2010)

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