THE HUM / to be alone

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I have tinnitis and when I was a kid I thought that hum was what held the universe together

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sometimes people like me
sometimes a sharp sound strikes me
and the railroad feels less lonely
-- the comfort that it brings

starting just this moment
I've experienced an awakening noise
a high-pitched hum behind everything
behind business and poise

the red wheat grows but bucks and bends
the rye bows down before the wind
and we mere specks of ash contend
with greater trials than that, my friend

with greater trials and yet the same
a cleansing cold, a fertile flame
the plunge of bodies and decay
and parts we learn to throw away

to be alone
to be alone
to be alone
to be alone
"oh chosen say why do you weep"
the crone was heard to moan
"because I fled the lion's den
into this christian home"
to be alone
to be alone
to be alone
to be alone
to be alone
but for the Hum
to be alone
'til Kingdom Come
to be alone
to be alone
to be alone
to be alone

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from goblin's gate, track released February 24, 2010

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