Tell me Your Promises

The clouds were pregnant with the springtime rain over eastern Illinois
The beasts trembled on the wild terrain at the thunder’s aching voice
I saw you there among them, throwing bread out in the wind
Your heart against your hunger and your bones against your skin

I shouted out from the concrete road, but you barely knew your name
Your eyes lit up as if you heard it before, but the memory never came
And as I crossed the bloodied waters, I saw your first and only son
And as I looked into his eyes, I saw the barrel of a gun

Oh stars, come out tonight
Come and sing lullabies to me
Tell me your promises
Through melodies both ominous and free

I ducked my head under a paper wall as the bullets flew on past
I touched the fringe of your garment just to have something to grasp
And in the flashed of the lightning, there was a deformed silhouette
Towering above me, walking towards me, wings outstretched

Oh stars, come out tonight
Come and sing lullabies to me
Tell me your promises
Through melodies both ominous and free

Oh stars, come out tonight
Come and sing lullabies to me
Tell me your promises
Through melodies both ominous and free