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Genius Of Escape Who Will Startle & Amaze

This song is by Au Revoir Borealis.

That night, the chandeliers
Of The Majestic
Low-lit as you bowed--

The papers all said
It was your most brilliant yet
Your most brilliant now

You sank from the surface,
Closing your eyes
Hair streaming out

Under the water,
Padlock and chain
Moving like a dream,
Twisting to escape

They held their breath with you,
Then you finally emerged
To thunderous applause

One last time death defied
And, dripping, you bowed
A little hesitant because

You must have known
Something was wrong
Everything was wrong

Under the water,
Padlock and chain
Moving like a dream
Twisting to escape

Even past the finale,
You were subtly drowning
Slow and unaware

After all the risks
And brushes with death
It ended quietly in bed

You must have known
Something was wrong
Everything was wrong

Under the water,
Padlock and chain
Moving like that dream
That you needed to escape