Kin - with Bonnie 'Prince' Billy

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lyrics

my children I have given life and I can take it away | so when you move then know that I will be with you | yes when you wake know that I have risen before you | my loves I rejoice in your every move | it makes death for me such a slow reward

and I'm with you each time you cry | at night alone and wish to die | so death does not come as surprise | and love will void upon your eyes | and I'm with you when from outside | a frightening noise makes you to hide | and then the walls come closing in | and everyone and every friend denies you

my children you're meant to be carrying a part of me | and not to be a mirror of me | and if you go to sleep and are not your own souls | well then I can not be mine

and I'm with you each time you cry | at night alone and wish to die | so death does not come as surprise | and love will void upon your eyes | and I'm with you when from outside | a frightening noise makes you to hide | and then the walls come closing in | and everyone and every friend denies you

today it rains water where water should not be | tomorrow I will burn into you an image of me

my children you should know | I've come to say it's time to go | I've brought a rain to wash away | all you know as life today | the sickly pale they gather in | and gather veil around their chin | and don't you quake and don't you doubt | injustice will be rooted out | and justice too reduced to ash | familiar love and diamond cash | you were created to become | my earthly son and earthly sum | fee, fie, foe and enemy | is friends to none and kin to thee

oh my children welcome home | I didn't mean to leave alone the only things that I would say


by Will Oldham

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from Ekvílibríum, released September 11, 2007
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy: Vocals | Nico Muhly: Piano, Celesta, String Arrangement | Hildur Ingveldardóttir Guðnadóttir: Cello | Una Sveinbjarnardóttir: Violin | Ólafur Björn Ólafsson: Drums | VS: Moog Bass, String Arrangement, Guitars, Keys | Written by Valgeir Sigurðsson and Will Oldham | Published by Pollination Music / Royal Stable Music (ASCAP)

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Producer, composer, musician & engineer/mixer, and founder of the Bedroom Community label and Greenhouse Studios in Iceland.

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