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Emmy The Great - North lyrics

There's a place where I'm gonna leave to, when all this questioning is through
I'm gonna set my course to somewhere further north than my eyes could ever view
And I know that the thought precedes me, I know tha others seek it too
But when I get where the needle leads me, I swear, and I swear
You'll never lead me away again

And in the time when the peace of islands was first by human hand disturbed
They built their houses and they said obedience was all the lives of men were worth
And in the shadow of their temperance they laid boundaries in the dirt
And when the door had narrow entrance, with their hands to their shirts
They would pray for the non-believers

And there's place called North, and they're gathering there to sing
And I knock three times and beg them, but they will not let me in
And oh my girl, they say, you're the carrier to no gift
But I'll lay what I can, somewhere north of the sand
Would you turn me away again?

Do you know where the needle leads to? And when you get there will you change?
Out where the nights are soft, I know you go,
because you think that paradise should be tamed
And now you live as by a map of humanity
And now you grip it, cause you think that it saves
But I've seen what you see, it looks different to me
I see lights to the shore, and all these hearts beating different rhythms
Now they died to be born
And all their mysteries are dying with them

And there's place called North, and they're gathering there to sing
And I knock three times and beg them, but they will not let me in
But oh, I loved so hard, now I'm carrier to this gift
And I'll lay what I can, somewhere north of he sand
Would you turn me away again?

And would these winds would lift, and they'd carry me to your door
And I could knock three times and tell you, "I can't help where I was born."
But don't I love enough? Isn't holliness where it falls?
If I take what I have to the North,
Is there room on your piece of heaven?