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My eyes are made of winter and these hands I hold are skin and bone
Oh oh
Our bedsheets thrown, the meals gone cold
I know you, I know you of old
Oh oh
Pray for me oh children pray for what I’ve I’ve I’ve I’ve done
I’ll haunt the very wrinkles of your skin
I’ll run from this, I’ll run until I begin to understand
What holy men really mean when they speak of sin

Chorus:
Oh oh
Pray for me cos I won’t pray for you
Oh oh
Pray for me cos I won’t pray for you

If you knew all that I’d done
The words that shone are all but gone
Oh oh
The hearts I’ve broken, the minds I've woken
Sweet nothings are screamed not spoken
Oh oh
God made all man in his image
Honey I’m I’m I’m no man
I’m what’s left when children go to war
Run from you, I’ll run until I begin to understand
What holy men really mean when they speak of sand and sons and seams and symphonies and  sweat and sex and sin

Chorus


Pray for me oh children pray for what I’ve I’ve I’ve I’ve undone
I cannot sleep if all you do is cry
Pray for me, I’ll run until I begin to understand
What holy men really mean when they speak of all that’s been and all that won’t
And all you do and don’t
And why you cannot sleep for sighing
Why womanhood is more than crying
I’m stronger now than you have ever known
The cracks you made I fill with mortar
A broken pot can still hold water
Symphonies and sweat and sex mean nothing when you are obsessed
With sin and soil and strength and song and all the words that came out wrong and him.

Chorus

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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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