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Shalott Lyrics

from Opheliac

"Shalott" is track #4 on the album Opheliac. It was written by Autumn, Emilie.
"Shalott" is track #4 on the album Opheliac. It was written by Autumn, Emilie.

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She's looked up with a spinning wheel
She can't recall what it was like to feel
She says this room is gonna be my grave
And there is no one who can save me

She sits down to hear colored thread
She knows lovers waking up in their beds
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 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 glass
She sees a handsome horse and rider pass
She says that man's gonna be my death
'Cause he is all I ever wanted in my life

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 looked in these towers

So I'll meet my death but with my last breath
I'll sing to you my love
And he'll see my face in another place
And with that the glass above

Cracked into a million bits
And she cried out so the story fits
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

Songwriters
AUTUMN, EMILIE

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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