Late Arrival

from by Adler Hall



I think I’m sure
I should tell you what I heard
That the one who brings you sleep
Has a twin who’d bring you down beneath the earth

So I’ve been asking every time
I hear you moving in the night in my room
Are you here to lead me down or through the night?

How can I be sure
You’re the one I have met before
Not your brother - who looks just the same
When we both know there’s nothing he can’t take from me

I will ask you one more time
you’re half darkness half the night in my room
But are you here to lead me down to

The water
I can’t remember now
Just what you call it
Will you tell me right now
I am not my fucking brother
I won’t leave you in the night
with all the ghosts of your desire
that’ll leave you in the light

Don’t you remember your elation
With your skin against the knife
Or all the times you fell to pieces
At the edge of some great height
I am not my fucking brother
Half the darkness half the night
I’ll help you find your father’s mother
hear her tell you it’s alright again

Come now let me lead you to the water
then I'll leave you be
When you say it’s what you wanted
That’s enough for me


from Beware the Water, released October 5, 2018


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