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This song is by Over The Rhine and appears on the live album Amateur Shortwave Radio (1999) by Over the Rhine and on the album Films for Radio (2001) by Over the Rhine.

Same old question
Without words
So familiar
Seldom heard
If I answer
I confess
I am only
Just a guess
And with my eyes
It's hard to see
With my ears
It's hard to believe that
If I ever lose my will to live
It was me that I could not forgive

There's no savior hanging on this cross
It isn't suffering we fear but loss
This is closer than I ever came
Just a burning moth without a flame

Isaac's knife can
Cut away
All the poisoned
Yesterdays
And the anger
Ease it down
Into the ocean
Let it drown
As far as east is
From the west
I let you go
I know it's best
And my answer to the years of strife
Is the way I choose to live my life

There's no savior hanging on this cross
It isn't suffering you fear but loss
When there's no one else around to blame
You're a burning moth without a flame

Maybe I should take your face tonight
Let you see yourself in a different light
If I were to take your place tonight
Wouldn't Jesus be surprised

There's no savior hanging on this cross
It isn't suffering we fear but loss
This is closer than I ever came
Just a burning moth without a flame

It's an offer that you can't refuse
It's a trophy that you'll want to lose
But you'll do anything
You're a burning moth without a flame

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