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Peter Hammill – Shingle Song lyrics

You can see in the 1st light that's graced as dawn
That there's nothing in my heart but pain
As I stand, facing sea, knowing that you're gone
All the elements rage to explain
That I should really be on my way;
But there is something
Which ensures I must stay.
Beneath the roar of the seething surf,
Beneath the caterwaul of scattered call wind
Thoughts and gestures unspoken, unheard--
And now the dance of rapture begins
As the waves rush along across the beach:
Like you, like your love
Forever out of reach.
Look at the sky, but it's empty now;
Look at the sea, it holds nothing but despair.
I raise my eyes, but my head stays bower...
I look to my side, but you're not there.
And I can't get you out of my mind,
No, no, no, no, I just can't get you from my mind.

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