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Emmy the Great & Tim Wheeler A Woman, A Woman, A Century Of Sleep Lyrics

Last updated: 04/27/2012 11:00:00 AM

I know, I know that I could live
In whatever house you choose to build,
And I will model myself on it,
And wait for you alone
While you are out making a life for us,
I will stay and watch the days go past,
And I'll see how the plants advance,
And they turn on what they know.

Now there is rosemary where previously
No rosemary was shown,
They have aerials they feed from me,
And they grow and grow and grow.
Now I am turning into scenery,
Now the pipes are running bone,
And you might think I was a house
But I'm a woman, a woman.

Come back, come back just like you said,
Come back so you can see.
There are roses in the flowerbeds,
Where they never used to be.

And all my days are
Fading into these
Walls you made us,
But I don't want to be
The queen, in a century of sleep

I know, I know that I believe,
In whatever brings you joy from me,
But I've swept until I couldn't sweep,
And this house is still alive.
Now I have to find a dress,
Have to buy a dress
Have to sew it 'til the pieces mesh,
And I don't think I'm ready yet,
And I haven't got the time.

Now there is rosemary where previously,
There was no rosemary.
They have aerials, they feed from me,
And they tease and tease and tease,
Now I am shifting into greenery,
Now the pipes are running bleach,
And you might think I was a house,
But I'm a woman, a woman.

But you say don't be afraid.
And you try to explain,
That the best that we can hope and hope to gain,
Is to love and then be loved,
Is to have and then to hold,
'Til we age and then grow old.

And all my days are
Fading into these
Walls you made us,
But I don't want to be,
And all my days are
Fading into these
Walls you made us,
But I don't want to be
The queen,
In the century of sleep,
But I know that I believe
In whatever makes you pleased,
In whatever brings you joy, from me.




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