Rasputina Identity Tokens Lyrics

Oh Perilous World Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 1816, the Year Without a Summer
  • 2 Choose Me for Champion
  • 3 Cage in a Cave
  • 4 Incident in a Medical Clinic
  • 5 Draconian Crackdown
  • 6 Child Soldier Rebellion
  • 7 Oh Bring Back the Egg Unbroken
  • 8 Old Yellowcake Breaking News
  • 9 In Old Yellowcake
  • 10 We Stay Behind
  • 11 The Retinue of Moons / The Infidel Is Me
  • 12 The Pruning
    CD 2
  • 1 The Question of Time
  • 2 Identity Tokens
  • 3 The Humanized Mice
  • 4 The Pruning (Pat O'Brian/Access Hollywood mix)
  • 5 Flood Corps
  • 6 Incapable of Regret
  • 7 Desert Vampire
  • 8 The Contractors
  • 9 Infidel (instrumental demo)
  • We leave for those who were trapped
    As the culture collapsed
    These identity tokens so that perhaps
    You remember that ideas were simple and eternal
    They're locked inside these mysterious crystals
    We the pregnant, the sick and ashamed
    We leave you these things, you remember our name

    A basket was hauled at the gate
    The mother put the baby in and then she would wait
    The questions were to be asked
    About the parentage, the lineage, and the immediate past
    She waited to hear if her baby would be
    Returned for disease or once ?
    We the pregnant, the sick and insane
    We leave you these things, you remember our name

    We leave three or four ? padlocks
    A playing card, the ace of hearts, a gold pocketwatch
    A piece of brass shaped like the moon
    A magnifying glass, a miniature spoon
    What were we thinking or hoping for
    When leaving such things at the hospital door?
    A fine piece of ribbon, a cruel separation
    A vague internation of a higher-born station
    Your mother was never a sink nor a whore
    There's a constant reminder that you were born poor

    We leave for those who were trapped
    As the culture collapsed
    These identity tokens so that perhaps
    You remember that ideas were simple and eternal
    They're locked inside these mysterious crystals
    We the pregnant, the sick and insane
    We leave you these things, you remember our name

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