SKY BURIAL

LIFE'S CIRCLE HAS COME TO PASS RELEASE THE SOUL FREE AT LAST
THIS IS NOT A TRAGIC END BUT A NEW BEGINNING TO START AGAIN
 
LET US GATHER CEREMONY COMMENCE A SACRED CLEARING
IS WHERE WE BEGIN / THE TOOLS FOR THIS TRADE ARE SMALL AND FEW
RIPPING AND CRUSHING THE PRIEST IS TO DO
 
LIFE'S CIRCLE HAS COME TO PASS RELEASE THE SOUL FREE AT LAST
 
AS HE SHARPENS UP HIS BLADE BRING THE BODY HERE SHE LAYS
LOOKING UP INTO THE SKY THE BIRDS OF PREY ARE QUICK TO FLY
 
DOWN, INSERT THE BLADE DEEP WITHIN
TEAR, CUTTING FLESH FROM LIMB TO LIMB
BREAK, CRUSH AND SHATTER VERY BONE
PRAY, GUT THE CORPSE THE BLOOD RUNS COLD
 
VULTURES DRAWING CLOSER STILL BEGINNING NOW TO FEAST AT WILL
HER MEMORY NOW JUST REMAINS ALL FLESH AND BONES ARE CARRIED AWAY
 
LIFE, A TRIBUTE TO THE WAYS OF OLD
DEATH, THIS IS A SKY BURIAL
FLY TO THE LIGHT HER SPIRIT FLOWS
UP, THIS IS A SKY BURIAL
 
SAVE AND PRESERVE THE TOP HALF OF THE SKULL
FROM THIS WE DRUNK IN GREAT CELEBRATION
A TOAST TO LONG LIFE AND TO PROSPERITY
A TOAST TO THIS ANCIENT ARCHAIC BELIEF
 
LIFE'S CIRCLE HAS COME TO PASS RELEASE THE SOUL FREE AT LAST
THIS IS NOT A TRAGIC END BUT A NEW BEGINNING TO START AGAIN
 
LET US GATHER CEREMONY COMMENCE A SACRED CLEARING
IS WHERE WE BEGIN / THE TOOLS FOR THIS TRADE ARE SMALL AND FEW
RIPPING AND CRUSHING THE PRIEST IS TO DO
 
LIFE, A TRIBUTE TO THE WAYS OF OLD
DEATH, THIS IS A SKY BURIAL
FLY TO THE LIGHT HER SPIRIT FLOWS
UP, THIS IS A SKY BURIAL

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