shalott lyrics – emilie autumn

“shalott”

she’s locked up with a spinning wheel
she can’t recall what it was like to feel
she says, ‘this room’s gonna be my grave
and there is no one who can save me.’
she sits down to her coloured thread
she knows lovers waking up in their bed
she says, ‘how long can i live this way
is there no one i can pay to let me go
’cause i’m half sick of shadows
i wanna see the sky
everyone else can watch as the sun goes down
so why can’t i

and it’s raining
and the stars are falling from the sky
and the wind
and the wind i know it’s cold
i’ve been waiting
for the day i will surely die
and it’s here
and it’s here for i’ve been told
that i’ll die before i’m old
and the wind i know it’s cold…

she looks up to the mirrored gl*ss
she sees a handsome horse and rider p*ss
she say, ‘that man’s gonna be my death
’cause he’s all i ever wanted in my life
and i know he doesn’t know my name
and that all the girls are all the same to him
but still i’ve got to get out of this place
’cause i don’t think i can face another night
where i’m half sick of shadows
and i can’t see the sky
everyone else can watch as the tide comes in
so why can’t i

and it’s raining
and the stars are falling from the sky
and the wind
and the wind i know it’s cold
i’ve been waiting
for the day i will surely die
and it’s here
and it’s here for i’ve been told
that i’ll die before i’m old
and the wind i know it’s cold…

but there’s willow trees
and little breezes, waves and walls and flowers
and there’s moonlight every single night
as i’m locked in these towers
so i’ll meet my death
but with my last breath i’ll sing to him i love
and he’ll see my face in another place
and with that the gl*ss above.’

cracked into a million bits
and she cried out, ‘so the story fit
but then i could have guessed it all along
’cause now some drama queen is gonna write a song for me.’
she went down to her little boat
and she broke the chains and began to float away
and as the blood froze in her veins she said,
‘well then that explains a thing or two
’cause i know i’m the cursed one
i know i’m meant to die
everyone else can watch as their dreams untie
so why can’t i

and it’s raining
and the stars are falling from the sky
and the wind
and the wind i know it’s cold
i’ve been waiting
for the day i will surely die
and it’s here
and it’s here
and it’s here
and it’s here
and it’s here
it’s finally here

and it’s raining
and the stars are falling from the sky
and the wind
and the wind i know it’s cold
i’ve been waiting
for the day i will surely die
and it’s here
and it’s here for i’ve been told
that i’ll die before i’m old
and the wind i know it’s cold…

/ emilie autumn lyrics