Seven Years

From the album Tigerlily

How did I love you? There was no measuring. Far above this dirty world,
far above everything in your tower over it, you were clean. So warm and insightful were you in my eyes, I was sure the rightful guardian of my life. Damn you betrayer, how you lied. But for seven years you were loved; I laid golden orchid crowns around your feet. For seven years I bowed down to touch the ground, so wholly your devotee. You were all that I could see.

I’ve got my sight now; I see everything you hid. So don’t you try to right now all the wrong you did. I might forget you but not forgive. But for seven years you were loved; I laid golden orchid crowns around your feet. For seven years I bowed down to touch the ground, so wholly your devotee. For seven years you were so revered; I made offerings of anything and everything I had. You were all that I could see.

Natalie Merchant / Indian Love Bride ©1995