The milkmoons dwell in their quiet shells
Where they fell from the heaven
Two pearl fishermen hold their breath again
Fight to the death again for the same prize
Oh my brother, one of us loses
One must drown and the other she chooses
The jade of the blue offers diamonds to you
But you find it's not true when the sun sets
You dive far below
Where the sun doesn't go
Where your brother won't know
And you hear her saying:
''Oh my lover, now that you've found me
Now your brother is bound to be drowned
I don't know why you'd feud over me
All those pearls lay asleep on the sea bed''
The pearl in his hand
She's just a grain of sand
She's dressed up as snow
in the moonlight
She's porcelain
on his sallow skin
He's been taken in
by illusion
Oh my brother, we're both of us losers
I don't know why she ever did choose us
To call one her lover and bury the other
So I'll hold my breath 'til the story is over
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The Pearl Fishermen Lyrics