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mer girl

I ran from my house that cannot contain me

From the man that I cannot keep

From my mother who haunts me, even though she's gone

From my daughter that never sleeps

I ran from the noise and the silence

From the traffic on the streets

 

I ran to the treetops, I ran to the sky

Out to the lake, into the rain that matted my hair

And soaked my shoes and skin

Hid my tears, hid my fears

 

I ran to the forest, I ran to the trees

I ran and I ran, I was looking for me

 

I ran past the churches and the crooked old mailbox

Past the apple orchards and the lady that never talks

Up into the hills, I ran to the cemetery

And held my breath, and thought about your death

 

I ran to the lake, up into the hills

I ran and I ran, I'm looking there still

And I saw the crumbling tombstones

All forgotten names

 

I tasted the rain, I tasted my tears

I cursed the angels, I tasted my fears

 

And the ground gave way beneath my feet

And the earth took me in her arms

Leaves covered my face

Ants marched across my back

Black sky opened up, blinding me

 

I ran to the forest, I ran to the trees

I ran and I ran, I was looking for me

I ran to the lakes and up to the hill

I ran and I ran, I'm looking there still

 

And I smelled her burning flesh

Her rotting bones

Her decay

 

I ran and I ran

I'm still running away

 

 

Madonna - Mer girl

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Taken on November 11, 2007