Limb by Limb


The shoulder that I leaned on was carved out of stone
But when I’m done freezing I want to be alone

Never want my hand cut off
Never want a hacking cough
Never need a cliffside push
Never turn my brain to mush

Always give me what I lack
Always take the best parts back
Always recognize your fate
Always just a moment late

Left is where I always turn
Left is how I’m forced to learn
Left the route my walking takes
Left alone with my mistakes

Up against a person who
Up ’til now I never knew
Up from hell the answer blew
Up and down it’s up to you.

Drop me off the chinese wall
and peel my fingers off the rim
I come unglued while in mid-air
and land to reform
limb by limb

And I am taken far away….

Lingering slowly and melting away
Tossed with the salad and baled with the hay
Pooling like water that drips from above
Trampled by lambs and pecked by the dove