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​In the Rushes

This song is by Islands and appears on the album Arm's Way (2008).

Barefoot, passing through
I knelt down to get a better view
Of what grew there
Well, what grew there?

Scared, heard a terrible sound
Lay down, played dead
That's when I heard it clearer
In the rushes a voice said:

You could walk around forever
And never notice me
A little closer in the rushes
Hiding down among the reeds

A seed, a seed
A seed, a seed
Oh, oh

I swallowed
It digested quick
But not enough to not make me sick
I lost it

It tasted like a light
Going off inside my mind

La la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La

Then suddenly I was out of harm's way
Forgetting the desire to remember
Trans tourist vanished
Finished damaged playback
I felt myself unraveling at a racetrack
I felt myself unraveling at a racetrack

Then I coughed up blood
Scraped it off my tongue
Sucked it off my thumb
And it was rotten
Oh, ooh

Care to care
I knelt down but you weren't there anymore
I was pushed into a bush

In the rushes on the screen
It was all acting

Cellos, cellos, cellos, cellos
Cellos, cellos, cellos, cellos
Cellos, cellos, cellos, cellos
Cellos, cellos, cellos, cellos

I can't believe it
Believe that I had seen it
Remembered who was in my arms
Remembered when I had arms

It's like a dream
The way that it unfolded
Like I'd been in the rushes without knowing

I kissed it but I must admit
I missed it now I do forget
Like I'd been in the rushes without knowing

You are forgotten
You've been forgotten
You are forgotten
You've been forgotten
You are forgotten
You are forgotten
You are forgotten
You are forgotten
You are forgotten
You are forgotten
You're all forgotten

Music by:

Islands

Lyrics by:

Nick Diamonds