"Mere Ornaments" lyrics - J. TILLMAN

"Mere Ornaments"

Pale moon at the end of days
Bangles bracelets here at the gate
What need have I for silver and rings
Here in the dark I am just as I came

Though I knew my visage would be changed
Once I passed through those gates
I passed through those seven gates

Oh death
Oh my lord
Why the ornaments you hock and hoard
Only love is fool enough to ask
Why I've cheated
Why I've stolen
The only thing
I can't have

As I went down
Your body bathed in myrrh
Was strewn across the earth
I am the life and the stillbirth