No One / Old Pain

No One
No one to saw the faith away
Dismantling those bones
No one becoming like the day
The desert sand of home

Old Pain
Absence leaves a hole
A strange, cold, terrible domain
Although it haunts the soul
Old pain protects against new pain

Wild was my intent
The greatest war you could ignore
Old pain is heaven-sent
To land upon this earthly shore

My poor heart is terrified
That’s the gift old pain provides
Every cautious word is inscribed
In cuts along the walls inside

Live Performance (Show w/ St. Vincent)