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The Child Is Gone
Darling, give me your absence tonight
Take the shade from the canvas and leave me the white
Let me sink in the silence that echoes inside
And don't bother leaving the light on

'Cause I suddenly feel like a different person
From the roots of my soul come a gentle coercion
And I ran my hand o'er a strange inversion
A vacancy that just did not belong
The child is gone

Honey, help me out of this mess
I'm a stranger to myself
But don't reach for me - I'm too far away
I don't wanna talk 'cause there's nothing left to say

So, my darling, give me your absence tonight
Take all of your sympathy and leave it outside
'Cause there's no kind of loving that could make this alright
I'm trying to find a place I belong

And I suddenly feel like a different person
From the roots of my soul come a gentle coercion
And I ran my hands o'er a strange inversion
As the darkness turned into the dawn
The child is gone
The child is gone

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