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KING CRIMSON : The Letters lyrics

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KING CRIMSON lyrics : "The Letters"

With quill and silver knife
She carved a poison pen

Wrote to her lover's wife:
"Your husband's seed has fed my flesh".

As if a leper's face
That tainted letter graced
The wife with choke-stone throat

Ran to the day with tear-blind eyes.

Impaled on nails of ice

And raked with emerald fire
The wife with soul of snow
With steady hands begins to write:

"I'm still, I need no life
To serve on boys and men

What's mine was yours is dead
I take my leave of mortal flesh"

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