Pillars

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Pillars

My heart was beating, ringing loudly in my ears;
I never heard a single word, I was lost within the years.
And I opened up my tired eyes and watched the midday sun
Beating down upon the sand, reddish orange in hue.

And I remember in the past, when she used to say:
It’s only for a moment, and then it fades away.

But I still can see her there between the

Pillars of Iram,
Standing tall in the desert sand;
Endless colonnades,
Where we used to play.
Pillars of Iram,
Swallowed by time and the desert sand;
Countless centuries.
Never more to see…

I stood upon that rock and watched the landscape change,
Endless waves of golden brown, forever rearranged.
And I watched the sun in the sky above sink lower in the west,
Casting shadows all around, reddish orange and blue.

And I remember in the past, when she used to sing;
Solemn promises remain, I find myself remembering

When I used to see her there between the

Pillars of Iram,
Standing tall in the desert sand;
Endless colonnades,
Where we used to play.
Pillars of Iram,
Swallowed by time and the desert sand;
Countless centuries.
Never more to see…

And I heard the voices calling
From the city far away.
Bells were ringing, night was falling,
In the east, rose a newborn star…

Forty days and forty nights, I wandered through this land,
In this empty quarter, naught but the transience of man.

Pillars of Iram,
Once rose above the desert sand;
Endless colonnades,
Where we used to play.
Pillars of Iram,
Buried by time and the desert sand;
Countless centuries.
Never more to see….

Lyrics by John Niffenegger

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from Pillars, released April 16, 2016

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