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  1. Black On White

From the recording Black On White

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Lyrics

I wrote his name on a thin piece of paper
Tossed it away in the wind
Never spoke of him after
Only he and I knew of my sins

I wrote his name in black on white
I used my favourite pen
I thought if ever we were meant to be
I would see him again

My hands trembled as I wrote his name
I recited the words in my mind
I whispered them softly, so no one could hear
Sang his name to the night

Black on white
Black on white
Black on white
Black on white
Black on white
Black on white
Black on white

His name I write
Give him back to the night

Then the wind carried my words down to the river
Wiped the letters away
Carried my writing downstream
Black dissolved into grey

And slowly I forgot, how to speak his name
Forgot how he muttered mine
Forgot how to write, forgot how to sing
Forgot how to remember anything

Black on white
Black on white
Black on white
Black on white
Black on white
Black on white
Black on white

His name I write
Give him back to the night

And now the wind blows late at night
Storms carry clouds full of rain
With sighs and with whispers
And forgotten kisses
And letters that spell out his name

And my legs cave while he stands tall
See me stumble till I fall
His wasn't my name to call
I guess I never knew him at all

Black on white
Black on white
Black on white
Black on white
Black on white
Black on white
Black on white
Black on white
Black on white
Black on white
Black on white

His name I write
Give him back to the night