Bones and Ashes

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July, 1987

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I can't believe wise men like these
could crumble in silence like so many trees.
I can't believe men like these
would one day be found to be
bones and ashes.

It's hard to believe that this same breeze
cooled the sweat on Adam's cheeks.
It's hard to believe this same breeze
has watched every man sweat to leave
bones and ashes.

I can't believe this flood of tears
will be washed away -- will go unheeded.
I have to believe this flood of tears
will one day set me free.

Purge me now you burning tears.
Drop like diamonds -- rise like prayers.
Now I know what makes the sea:
it's bones and ashes.

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from From the Hand of​.​.​., released January 1, 1992

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