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when we go what will remain of all the joy and all the pain,
and the trials of a life we were so eager to explain?
day, by week, by month, by year so many go and leave us here
to wonder even more or ignore so we won’t fear

for the ones returned to where we’re from,
the tragedy of “the good die young”
we mourn the loss of life and we struggle just to see
with an open mind and an open heart,
open hands is where it starts
sometimes you do the deed of the one you want to be

through echoes of their lives we trace, actions of uncommon grace
and we think for greater good, if we could we’d take their place
but the fates have chosen us the ones to carry on the numbered run
the remnant of the work for the world was left undone

by grace, by chance, by the work of these two hands
i will rise and rise again as many times as i fall down
by sweat, by blood, by the tears that come like flood
i will not be dust, but ash – i will use the time i have

i will LAST, o, i will LAST


from vanishing animal, released November 8, 2016
words & music by dead ven
electric guitar/recorded/mixed/mastered by Jon Terrey



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