Coven Tree / Tadzio Split

by Tadzio

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released August 23, 2019

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Track Name: Tadzio - Death and the Lady
As I walked out one day, one day
I met an old man all on the way
His head was bald
His beard was gray
His clothing made of the cold earthen clay 2x

I said old man what man are you?
What country were you born into?
My name is Death, cannot you see?
All kings and princes must bow down to me 2X

Oh, I have come to take your soul,
To leave your body and leave it cold,
To drop the flesh from off your frame.
The earth and worms both have their claim 2x

Oh Death, oh Death, if this be true
Please give me time to reason with you
Oh give me time to bring you round
Don’t let me lie in the cold, cold ground 2x

I'll give you gold and jewels rare
I'll give you costly rich robes to wear
I'll give you all my earthly share
If you will grant me a little while
And give me time in the light and air

Oh lady, lay your jewels aside
No more to glory in your pride
No wage, no wealth, no silver and gold,
I ask for nothing but your poor soul. 2x

Oh lady, lay your money down
I need no robes, I need no crown
And now, my dear, make no delay
Your time is come and you must away
And you must come to clay

“Oh Death, oh Death please give me time
To fix my heart and change my mind.”
“Your heart is fixed, your mind is bound
And I have the shackles for to drag you down.” 2x

In two months’ time this young girl died
Let this be on my tombstone, she cried:
Ladies, make much of your time
Here lies a young girl cut down in her prime 2x
Track Name: Tadzio - Absence
I can't begrudge you
the love you find
For I have found my own
Still I can't quite say
That I do not mind
When I see how dispassionate
we have grown

I can't quite say
that I do not mind
When I ask how you are
You respond in kind
I'm doing alright,
How you doing?
I'm doing alright

I can't say the absence
feels like a loss
It just feels like a part of the sky
Still I can't quite say
that we stopped because
Of any one question
with no reply

I can't quite say
that we stopped because
our bodies fell victim
to natural laws
I'm doing alright
How you doing?
I'm doing alright

I can't complain
that we never kissed
Or did what we wanted to do
Still I can't quite say
what we would have missed
After all the long nights
That you saw me through

I can't quite say
what we would have missed
The world we created
Might still exist
I'm doing alright
How you doing?
I'm doing alright