Winter Promises

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I saw you set fire to the barn in the field last winter
I know you didn't see Mary and Jarrod in the eaves in the hay
But when the screams came tearing through the frostbitten silence of winter
Did you hear their voices when you barred the door?
I know – a fire screams, too

I know it wasn't your fault, but was it mine?
I know it wasn't your fault, but was it mine?
I know it wasn't your fault, but was it mine?
I know it wasn't your fault, but was it mine?

I saw you drag their bodies from the barn in the field from the field last winter
I know you didn't see me by the tree at the edge of the wood
But when your uncle asked if anyone had smelled the smoke from their rooms in the manor
I lied. I lied because you know that I love you

I know it wasn't your fault, but was it mine?
I know it wasn't your fault, but was it mine?
I know it wasn't your fault, but was it mine?
I know it wasn't your fault, but was it mine?


I made a promise to you and to heaven by the willow by the water last summer
And you know that when I make it I will keep it till they bury me on Cedar Hill
But what, oh, God, am I taking to the grave? Have a kept your promise? Is it a vow of devotion or a curse, or a curse of hell?

I know it wasn't your fault
I know it wasn't your fault
I know it wasn't your fault
I know it wasn't your fault

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from Missing Persons, released January 8, 2012

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