Elsa's Song

from Love Run by The Amazing Devil

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I can hear the cannons calling   
As though across a dream          
And I can smell the smoke of hell       
In every stitch and seam         
And like flowers, the bodies tumble       
Around this muddied lot              
I cannot hear them scream           
‘Forget me not.’                 

Your voice it carries over               
The hubbub and the hum          
And it paints the sky and circles high      
Like the beating of a drum          
You will scream ‘I won’t forget you’      
But I’ll cover my cold ears          
It cannot be a lie              
If no-one hears.

Cos although you say good day to me     
I know I don’t belong                   
And although you hold my hand and say   
‘I love you’, you are wrong.                
Because love does not exist here           
In this garden there’s no feeling           
And you say the words so often            
That I barely know the meaning           
And when all the flowers are rotten        
And all the cannons shot                   
I’ll scream, but you won’t hear               
‘Forget me not’                       

And in years to come you’ll wander
To the place up on our hill
And then you’ll cry to our painted sky
‘I loved her then, I love her still’.
And you’ll strew some sage and lilies ,
And roses where I rot
Of all the flowers you picked,
I knew you would forget


from Love Run, released June 27, 2016


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The Amazing Devil London, UK

The Amazing Devil is a dramatic, lyrical alt-folk band formed by Joey Batey and Madeleine Hyland. They released their debut album Love Run in 2016 to considerable acclaim ('a masterpiece’ - FATEA, 'the best thing I have heard this year’ - For Folk's Sake).

In 2019, Madeleine and Joey recorded their second studio album - The Horror and the Wild - which was released in February 2020.
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