The Seventh String

Transcendental indie folk

Transcendental folk band The Seventh String blends Celtic, classical and rock twists into traditional American songwriting.

Icarus Falls

Laura Benson

 

I cannot ride on your back forever

I cannot use your wings to fly

I cannot brace you from bad weather

Protect from storms that come at night

 

I cannot ride on your back forever

Eventually I will drag you down

The wax will melt upon your feathers

And in this ocean we will both drown

 

Don’t you know you’ve come too far

To let it go and let it all fall down

As the gods settle the score

Even Icarus is heaven bound

Even Icarus is heaven bound

 

I cannot use your soul to save me

Although long ago I tried

I know you will always blame me

For holding close to yours to hitch a ride

 

I cannot use your candle

Oh to set my heart aflame

This journey is one I cannot handle

So while you jump I will refrain myself

 

Don’t you know you’ve come too far

To let it go and let it all fall down

As the gods settle the score

Even Icarus is heaven bound

Even Icarus is heaven bound

 

I cannot use your words for ammo

I need my own to get me through the fight

And all the troops you have gathered

They are yours, they are not mine

They are yours, they are not mine

 

Don’t you know you’ve come too far

To let it go and let it all fall down

 

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