I, the Lonely Island (Year 4)

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[Boy's Perspective]

Not expecting the expected, they fell to the machine with only a faint whisper. “They have no voice,” cried I, I, the lonely island. And I became oh, but a drifter. For once, I was a flame on fire for you; the beast just looked as appealing, just not as soon. It pulled me under. I was swoon. I am now but a drifter. We are now one, no more sun. The modest beast sings to me, "La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la." The modest beast sings to me, "La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la." La, la, la! La, la, la! La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la! The past three years of this tribulation, I've been in a constant struggle, smothering myself with questioning the answer you gave me. So here, I wholly submit; knees pressed in the ash. I think... No, no, no... I know I am now ready to let my guard down for you to break through this wall. The beast will try to swindle me, but I will flee despite his beauty. All in all... My eyes have been shut, when thought to be opened. Now I see the truth; your brand. Slaves sing, “Dominus, dominus, oh quam vos es eligantimus.” The beast says, “You look tired, let me sing you to sleep... to sleep... sleep...” La, la, la! La, la, la! La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la! The modest beast sings to me, "La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la." The modest beast sings to me, "La, la, la." Sing them to sleep.

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from The Boy, the Bird, & the Beast, released June 6, 2015

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