burning jacob’s ladder lyrics – mark lanegan

burning jacob’s ladder

dreams stripped down beyond firelight
i would go over but my only coat’s off white
and seeing things unreal
god knows what that stain
and what comes crawling back again

tears are harbored
down to the th*rny altar
i’m afraid i might fade away

it’s to the blood we sing and burn
thousand blackbirds on a string return
there’s a solitary sun too high
gone without the chosen one, goodbye

the ashes scatter
burning jacob’s ladder
i’m afraid i might fade away

it’s to the blood we sing and burn
thousand blackbirds on a string return
there’s a solitary sun too high
gone without the chosen one, goodbye

it’s to the blood we sing and burn
thousand blackbirds on a string return
there’s a solitary sun too high
gone without the chosen one, goodbye

rage untethered
the soul a stony desert
i’m afraid i might fade away

dreams stripped down beyond firelight
i would go over but my only coat’s off white
and seeing things unreal
god knows what that stain
and what comes crawling back again

the ashes scatter
burning jacob’s ladder
i’m afraid i might fade away

/ mark lanegan lyrics