rebekah rolland

Hole in the Earth

Seed & Silo


Lyrics

“Hole in the Earth”

Man put a hole in the earth
Settled down in the earth
Deep down in the earth
Man put a hole in the earth
Row by row of the earth
And he fell and rose with the earth

Man made a town of the meadow
Broke the ground of the meadow
Settled down in the meadow
Man measures life by the meadow
By the length of her shadow
By her sighs, soft and shallow

And the clay makes its way through my veins
Smoothing out the ruddy walls of the river bank
Marble shining in the walls of the river

The sky breaks our silence in mourning
With her cries in the morning
A reckoning and a warning
In our beds in the mud and the water
Winter and summer
Ever one or the other

Chorus

And the clay makes its way through my veins
Smoothing out the ruddy walls of the river bank
And the cold settles deep in my bones
Smoothing o’er the muddy shores of the river bank
Marble shining in the walls of the river
Man put a hole in the earth
Settled down in the earth
Deep down in the earth