Vermillion Bird of the South

from by Alek Rein

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lyrics

From behind the hills of hay
Came the children looking for a place to play
Summer died of poison stings
Must've been the fireworks and other things
I knew that your falcon drew
The chariot of avarice through morning dew
While you curved your back to read
The serial numbers printed on the poppy seeds

And all the people look the same
When the fields are dancing to the march of flames
Oh Vermillion Bird of the South
Keep on charting kingdoms hidden in the clouds

In the clouds
In the clouds
In the clouds!

All riddles and mysteries
Have their answers tossed into the burning trees
Haven't you heard of the great news?
Science tells us that they're running out of clues

And all the people look the same
When the fields are dancing to the march of flames
Oh Vermillion Bird of the South
Keep on charting kingdoms hidden in the clouds

In the clouds
In the clouds
In the clouds!

Don't deny your intuition
Don't succumb to superstition
Please! Oh please
Tell her that you love her now
Tell her that tomorrow there'll be clouds
And rain
And that your kisses
Are all in vain
But that you'd do it all the same
Over and over again
That you'd do it all the same
Over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again!

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from Mirror Lane, released September 30, 2016

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Alek Rein Lisboa, Portugal

Alek Rein is a character created by Oriano (Alexandre Rendeiro), according to the concept of heteronym coined by the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa. Oriano interprets Alek Rein's songs, lending his voice and guitar arrangements.

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