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Rope

Rope

Down by the harbourside
A boat is fastened by a length of rope
It was a perfect match
Dreaming of escape
Feeling almost detached
Look beneath the waves
The seabirds diving down into black water

The morning bells begin
Schoolchildren chant and spin
A length of rope
Below a hanging tree
Like cruel secrets some of us turn out to be

Should our love increase
We are all released like statues from marble

While in a prison yard
They're taking turns to guard
A length of rope
Are you too weak to fight?
Picking up a thread and then stretching it tight.

Look beneath the waves
The seabirds diving down into black water.
Still our love increased
We are all released like statues from marble.
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Rope

Released
June 2002
Label
Deutsche Grammophon

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