It's My Birthday

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lyrics

Today it’s my birthday ... My birthday no more
I lie dying in a pool of mud and gore
I feel sore... I feel sore...

I feel a little sick. I had a bit to drink
But I’m sick from the dying. Not sick from the drink
From the drink... From the drink ...

The taste of blood upon my lips
Erases the sting of love’s lonely kiss
Surrounded by teeth and bone and piss
Oh lord. I never asked for this ...

I can hear their footsteps fade away into the night
Before me a door opens and I’m bathed in a light
In the night ... A shining light ...

I lie and I wonder as my guts spill into the dirt
Just how much time have I missed on this Earth
Oh it hurts .... Man it hurts ...

This godless life. The one I’ve lived
Shall I repent all of my sins?
Behind me lovers I have spurned
Roads full of lessons unlearned
Whispers of hope unheard ………

Today it’s my birthday. My birthday no more ...
But now I’ve forgotten what I was singing for
What was it for? What was it for?

credits

from Carmina de Nihil, released August 22, 2014
Rachael Aquilina - violins
Peter Baxendale - vox, mandolin
robbie jalapeno - vox, guitars
Marty Pervan - horns
Stuart Robertson - drums
Damien Snow - electric bass

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