MERCY OF THE FLAME
by Mark Heard.

You canít recall me on my own
And you are amused
But this knot is not a noose
I love her
Iíd do it all again
Donít pity me

I know what Iím doing
I donít even feel the pain
Love ignites
And I have been so long
At the mercy of the flame

Sheís a fever in my bones
Iíll never get well
You can laugh and you can tell Iím hopeless
Iíll take that chance
Donít pity me

I know what Iím doing
I donít even feel the pain
Love ignites
And I have been so long
At the mercy of the flame

At the mercy of a fever
Iím wax in the sun
Oh-sheís more than a flame
And Iíll gladly be burned
Iíll gladly be burned

Have my senses taken leave
I doubt if you know
You just see me growing old
But I feel it
I feel the same as always
Donít pity me

I know what Iím doing
I donít even feel the pain
Love ignites
And I have been so long
At the mercy of the flame


From Dry Bones Dance
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