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​Deep in the Earth

This song is by Maggie Rogers and appears on the album The Echo (2012).

Excuse me for a minute 'cause this won't be brief
I've been hiding these words under my tongue, protected
By the walls of my yellow-stained teeth

They've festered and broken and they've rearranged
They've misspelled themselves
And now they're leaking out of my brain

They say ashes to ashes and dust to dust
But my heart's made of metal and the clasp's rusted shut
'Cause you left it out in the rain

But if these are the last breaths
I'm breathing on earth then I pray to God
You remember me when my body is deep in the earth

My back's ached for years, carrying my heavy heart
It beats itself silly and pounds through the dark
Sustaining the life that lives within

And yet was so desperate to beat in time
It rang in your rhythm and mimicked your rhyme

You can't blame it for trying or clinging to love
But love's left my soul and I've forgotten love
And what's left is your smoky silhouette

But if these are the last breaths
I'm breathing on earth then I pray to God
You remember me when my body is deep in the earth