A broken spell
A wishing well whose waters are dry
A warning bell
A yellow ribbon too torn to fly

Stone turns to dust
Rusting metal, muscle to bone
We're looking for a locust wind
To carry us home

Chorus:
We believed in those words that you said
You took a black heart and you painted it red
We deceived ourselves every night
As you took a black heart and you painted it white
You painted it white

A blazing sky
A brazen lie you barely concealed
A promise made
Betrayed upon a sorrowful field

Nobody learns

Seems like everybody turns to the screen
To watch it pass
But not to ask, "What does it mean?"

[Chorus:]

Now you're falling
You're falling
And you're falling
And you're falling

So here we are
We're not so far from where we could be
You've got a gun
The one you say will keep us all free

So free that you
Can bomb a blue horizon to black
Then steal away the day
And never, never give it back

[Chorus:]

Now you're falling
You're falling
And you're falling...
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Painted It White Lyrics

Karine Polwart – Painted It White Lyrics