the courage to kill

The autumn light is bathing you beneath the sullen tree
The light beyond your swollen eyes is all I can see
Is it right to be the one to find you living like this?
Leaves me empty like the ditches that are crying out for the rain

If I could pull the trigger
If I could raise the spike
Blackness would be comforting and peace would come at last
If I could keep eye on you and settle you quite still
I know, I will never have the courage to kill

I am one of them
I am one of them
Belonging somewhere after all
We live among the leaves
We live behind the screens and here
I do not hear the screams

I love to hear the rain falling
I love to hear the rain falling
Flattening the fur, flattening the fur

The autumn light is bathing you beneath the sullen tree
The light beyond your swollen eyes is all I can see
I hate to be the one to turn my back on you like this
Leaves me empty like the ditches that are crying out for the rain

If I could pull the trigger
If I could raise the spike
Blackness would be comforting and peace would come at last
If I could keep eye so keen and settle you quite still
I know, I will never have the courage to kill

I am one of them
I am one of them
Belonging somewhere after all
We live among the leaves
We live behind the screens and here
I do not hear the screams

I love to hear the rain falling
I love to hear the rain falling
Flattening the fur, flattening the fur

the courage to kill

uncleblack

Joined February 2010

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Artist's Description

I was aware of a rabbit for two days which was suffering badly with myxamatosis and couldn’t move and I wished I could put it out of its misery, but couldn’t. So i knew i had just prolonged its suffering and felt totally useless.

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