Funeral Smile

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Battered and worn, you lay dying

I won't allow myself to believe

All around me people are crying

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For so long you've hidden underlying

Pain, but your blue eyes don't deceive

Battered and worn, you lay dying

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You always smile when I come in, sighing

Because you can't see, but you can perceive

All around me people are crying

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Being with you has never been this terrifying

I've never thought that you might leave

Battered and worn, you lay dying

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What will happen when you are no longer lying

In your bed? Our lives are impossible to unweave

All around me people are crying

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I know eventually I must stop denying

But I still clutch onto hope, unable to conceive

Battered and worn, you lay dying

All around me people are crying