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"Jezebel" (Make me a beast half as brave.)

Who's seen Jezebel?
She was born to be the woman I would know
And hold like the breeze
Half as tight as both our eyes closed.

Who's seen Jezebel?
She went walking where the cedars line the road,
Her blouse on the ground,
Where the dogs were hungry, roaming.

Saying, "Wait, we swear
We'll love you more and wholly
Jezebel. It's we, we that you are for,
Only"

Who's seen Jezebel?
She was born to be the woman we could blame.
Make me a beast half as brave,
I'd be the same.

Who's seen Jezebel?
She was gone before I ever got to say,
"Lay here my love,
You're the only shape I'll pray to, Jezebel"

Who's seen Jezebel?
Will the mountain last as long as I can wait,
Wait like the dawn.
How it aches to meet the day.

Who's seen Jezebel?
She was certainly the spark for all I've done.
The window was wide,
She could see the dogs come running.

Saying, "Wait, we swear,
We'll love you more and wholly.
Jezebel, it's we, we that you are for
Only" ~ Iron and Wine

Lately, I've bee haunted by the story of Jezebel, as related in Sepher M'lakhim, The Book of Kings (divided into two in the Christian Bible, 2nd Kings 2-9).
Tags: history, iron and wine, jezebel, lyrics, murder, religion
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