Bury the Dead


These are the stories we tell.
We know the beginnings so well,
but the endings don't justify means,
so we nail a cross to every scene.

We point to our wounds just like they were our friends,
and the movies run like headlines, in the lies I defend.
I don't want to carry my grave to my bed,
so it is time to bury the dead

This is the picture I see;
the hero I'm trying to be
I clutch at him hoping to save,
but he slips through my grasp to his grave.

This is the death of the start.
This is the starting of me.

Bury the Dead is copyright 1989 John Perry, Chris Morse, Ross Elbling, and Liberal Materialists Music.

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