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Cat Empire - Miserere lyrics

Do you ever look around,
Turn your ear to the ground,
Show your face to the sky,
On a night when the skies echo sounds
From inside of your mind
On the stage that you shone
Where the sun did become you
And move with your thoughts
Through the sighs and the scenes
Of the worlds you have seen
And the sights that have been
Your reflection in shadows and dreams,
Your reflection in shadows and dreams?

Did you ever see a man
Who did walk down the street,
White robe with no shoes on his feet
And on top of his head place a box with two slits?
And the sign from his neck said,
"I do not exist".
Or a woman who could not remember her name
Did stutter and stutter
Again and again
And saw you and called you her son?
Her eyes said,
"My being is gone,
But still I'm not dead."

Oh, miserere, miserere,
Miserere, miserere,
Miserere me.

Have you ever seen a sound?
Have you listened to an image?
Have you ever touched a thought?
Have you ever tasted nothing?
Have you ever told a lie
That was true more than truth,
Because truth it had lied
All its life when it spoke to you?

And what did it say?
It is that, it is this,
This goes here, here is there,
It is not, yes it is.
It was dulling your senses,
Your eyes they were bound.
Have you ever, my friends,
Been looking around?

And the other replies,
With a wave of a hand:
I am already here
In this promised land,
But not by a god and not by a king,
And not by a spirit
Deep from within.
I am here
Because a miracle's a whim;
It's a flash of glory,
It's an empty tin.
And maybe might lets you in,
Not to save you
But to keep on looking.

Oh, miserere, miserere,
Miserere, miserere,
Miserere me.

Oh, miserere, miserere.
Oh, miserere, miserere.
(repeats under verse)

Have you ever
Been so happy that you're sad?
That the lights turn to stars,
And the stars become eyes,
And hellos are goodbyes,
And the laughs are the sighs,
And the show disappears with the note
"Until next time"?

Long live living
If living can be this.

Long live living
If living can be this.

Long live living
If living can be this.

Long live living
If living can be this.

Do you ever look around
And find what is yet to be found?