From the album Redacted Passages

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Redacted Passages album track 5:

Words and Music by Andrew Farmer (copyright 2018)
Piano and Drums: Jake Greenwood
Bass: Hank Horton
Trumpet: Brad Fowler
Saxophone: Jon Gewirtz
Trombone: Shawn Bell
Featured Vocalist: Cindy McElroy
Vocal and Violins: Andrew Farmer
Violins Arrangement by Andrew Farmer
Brass Arrangement by Shawn Bell

Lyrics

When you went,
Colors changing in the wood,
When you went,
Not forever but for good,
When you went,
Starvation sugared the green,
To the red, to the yellow,
Embraced gravity to the ground,
Walked with fox and fellow,
Deep in a ringing want of sound.

When you went,
Like what all is,
Of what’s still summerless,
Far beyond our kaleidoscopic ken,
The keening that rejoicing sums,
Sleeps its pups deep in its den,
How you went played horde to the taker,
Melody, upset, went and met its maker,
Left this song of thee we sing,
Tuned to the wind on a broken string.

As each and every evermore disappears,
Beauty bleeds its better days,
while terror dreams up all our fears,
You and I die immortal
and live as the wildest guess
Cloaked in clashing clothing,
tailored to undress.

When the beating seeks its drums,
And conquering loss reclaims
Grave capitulations
Craven in its kingdom comes,
When the mighty who have fallen
Are stalling for a table’s crumbs,
Please make me this promise
Before you go again,
That you’ll never forget our autumns
Nor the fires we built at their ends.

As each and every evermore disappears,
Beauty bleeds its better days,
while terror dreams up all our fears,
You and I die immortal
and live as the wildest guess,
Cloaked in clashing clothing,
tailored to undress.