Song Lyrics: Shallott

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Artist:Emilie Autumn
Albums: Opheliac


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 coloured thread
She knows lovers wakening up in their beds
She says "How long can I live this way
Is there someone I can pay to let me go
'Cause I'm half sick of shadows
I want to see the sky
Everyoner 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's man gonna be my death
'Cause he is all I ever wanted in my life
And 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

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 him I love
and he'll see my face in another place"
And with that the glass above her

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
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Title: The Lady Of...    By: Jaize
On: Fri., Dec. 15, 2006, 07:48 AM    (Rating: Average)
In case this isn't obvious, this song is about the poem the lady of shalott by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

Go, shoo, go read it.

Its about a woman cursed to sit at a spinning wheel and weave a constant web of beautiful colours, from things she sees at the magical mirror infront of her, people passing by on the way to camelot. But no one knows she's there, except the workers in the fields who sing her song and call her a faerie.

she couldn't even see a sunrise or people first hand, and she missed out on everything she wanted...

She sees lancelot and falls in love, wanting to leave she steps away from the window and the mirror cracks and the weave floats away and she falls into despair. She climbs into a boat and sets off down the river on which her island was placed, and ends up freezing to death before she ever sees camelot or the sunrise, and with her dying breaths sings a song to the loyal knight she wishes she had.

now shoo, go read.

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