The Scent Of Magnolia

Released at October 9, 2000

Release date:

October 9, 2000

Copyright:

Virgin Records Ltd.

Length:

5:36

Status:

Official

Publisher:

©2000 by Opium (Arts) Ltd.

Lyrics

In the coldest hour something’s going down
Whatever pierced the heart it didn’t make a sound
I am terrified but I’m not losing sleep
If I’m falling then I’m falling at her feet

I’m leaving America, I’m taking a girl
I’m selling my soul again, I’m gaining the world
Every sense defies this impossible dream
None of the history books describe what I’ve seen

The rose, the breath, the undying spark
The lotus heart’s open, embracing the dark
The uncharted road is the not-coming-back
The language I speak is the words that I lack
The oncoming cars, the wedding of stars

Well I know your name or recognise your face
Or by what means I’ll be delivered from this place
Here comes the gun, there goes the flash
Once the bullet leaves it’s never coming back

The scent of magnolia, the face of a girl
And every detail embodies the world
What kind of goals define this impossible dream
None of the picture-books reflect all I’ve seen

I’m leaving America, I’m taking the girls
I’m far from the future and ambush the world

The scent of magnolia, the face of a girl
And every detail embodies the world
What kind of goals define this impossible dream
None of the history books describe where I’ve been

I’m leaving America, I’m taking a girl
I’m far from the future and ambush the world

Video

Video

Video

Previously unreleased ‘Dead Bees’ outtake. New mix and vocals 1999/2000

Drum programming: Andreas Allen and Sebastian Morton
Bass: John Giblin
Samples, string arrngements: Ryuichi Sakamoto
Guitar: Bill Frisell
Keyboards, samples, guitar, vocals: David Sylvian
Voice: Ingrid Chavez

Produced by David Sylvian.Engineerd by Dave Kent.
Mixed by David Sylvian and Dave Kent.

 

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