Emmy the Great Iris Lyrics

There is a radiance
usually afforded to a source of light
vomiting gradience
beaming all around you as you walk tonight
Oh tell me Iris,
what if the sight of you could take my eyes?

Princess impermanent,
princess always looking for the next result
And when they serve you it
don't you always wish that you had something else?
So indeterminate,
so unobtainable, it must
be held
that you should burn for it
and not exactly know it's face
but it's something like a feeling

and oh, when you're hoping to know
what you wanted to know
but oh,
but it comes and it goes
but it comes and it goes

I'll help you find the word for it
and Iris, cancel all the things,
cancel all the things you had to do
if you're an island, I will find some meaning in the waves for you
until the raft coming out of the coves, coming out of the coves

it falls like life, filling into the deep
blue don't you know that I see
you
now
feel like the first time without eyelids

and oh, when you're hoping to know
what you wanted to know

but oh,
but it sticks in a throat
but it sticks in your throat

I'll help you find the word for it,
I'll give you something to believe in
'cause there has to be a word
for this
or it would only be a feeling

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