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Dope Island Lyrics

from Tooth of Crime

"Dope Island" is track #2 on the album Tooth of Crime.
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We lived outside the law
We struck with wild desire
We blinded all we saw
We made the sun our fire

But now a lines been crossed
Our intuition lost

Where yellow orchids bloomed
The land is scorched an doomed
We were both here and gone
We rode with cruel deceit
We took the moon at dawn
The stars fell at our feet

But now the dies been cast
Our vision fading fast
Where rivers ran with cold

Darkness falls through the banyan tree
Beating wings of no birds
Waves of loneliness break on me
In the sound of no words

But now the nights gone dead
The hours filled with dread
Where blue magnolias laid
The colors twist and fade

We lived outside the law
We struck with wild desire
We blinded all we saw
We made the sun our fire.

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