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​For Want Of

This song is by Rites Of Spring and appears on the album Rites of Spring (1985) and on the compilation album End On End (1991).

Original video
I, I believed
Memory might mirror no reflections on me
I, I believed
That in forgetting, I might set myself free

But I woke up this morning
With a piece of past caught in my throat
And then I choked

I, I bled
I tried to hide the heart from the head
And I, I said I bled
In the arms of a girl I'd barely met

And then I woke up this morning
With the present in splinters on the ground
And then I drowned

And if I can't see, it's for want of you
You said, "I see"
If there's nothing here then it's probably mine
Well, my, my turn to see
If there's nothing here it will always be mine, mine

I woke up this morning
With a piece of past caught in my throat
And then I choked

I, I guess I've learned
The taste of days that will always burn
I, I guess I've learned
If it's in the corner of my eye I can't always turn

'Cause I woke up this morning
With the present in splinters on the ground
And then I drowned, yeah

And if I don't see, it's for want of you
You

Written by:

Brendan Canty Wikipedia16 / Mike Fellows Wikipedia16 / Eddie Janney / Guy Picciotto Wikipedia16