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i am
a desecrated man
i ought to know
cause i was the one who chose to be
and i’ve walked
oh lord knows i’ve talked
in circles
oh these circles gonna be the death of me

so i look up and down the bar
for a sympathetic tune
ain’t a soul around
but the old barkeep and me and you
i slide from my seat
and go down singing

is there an ember
that won’t burn out?
does it whisper
through years of pain, and unrequited doubt?
is the burning flame you fled the same
that you can’t do without?
are you haunted by the ember
that won’t burn out?

i’ve tried
to let life pass me by
killing time
like it don’t mean a thing to me
but i’ve found
that for all my fallow ground
the seeds i’d sown
all those years ago ain’t through with me

so i roam from town to town
just trying to lose my place
claiming that i’m searching
for just one honest face
then i find one
and i flee, singing

is there an ember
that won’t burn out?
does it whisper
through years of pain, and unrequited doubt?
is the burning flame you fled the same
that you can’t do without?
are you haunted by the ember
that won’t burn out?

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from The Knowledge of Good and Evil, released October 31, 2013

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