The Lie (Bernini's St. Theresa) lyrics
Genuflection, erection in churchSacristy cloth, moth-eaten shroudSecret silence, sacred secrets
accumulate dust, aggravate the eyeIncautious laughter after confession
Benediction, fictional fear
Hidden faces...Grace is a name
like Chastity, like Lucifer, like mine

You took me through the window stain
drowned in image, incense
choir-refrain and slow ecstasy
I'd embrace you if I only knew your name

The silent corner haunts my shadow prayers
Ice-cold statue, rapture divine
Unconscious eyes, the open mouth
The wound of love
The lie

You took me, gave me reasons for
saints and missals, vigils
all the more holy martyrs
I'd embrace you and walk through
the one-way door
I'd embrace you, but it would be
just another lie

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