Philip Hoffman Is Dead (Nika)

03:38
Michael Braunfeld
2019
Michael Braunfeld

Lyrics

A heavy snow from two days ago covered the leaves and the grass

A heavy snow from two days ago covered the leaves and the grass

And an ice storm this morning sheathed all the branches in glass

 

And in the cold light of day the wind turned wood into chime

In the cold light of day the wind turned wood into chime

And an ice-covered landscape appeared to be frozen in time

 

A stout silver maple came down with a crack and a crash

A stout silver maple came down with a crack and a crash

Now tinder and timber and soon to be cinders and ash

 

And I think to myself as my lungs breathe in brisk burning air

Yes I think to myself as my lungs breathe in brisk burning air

That the burden of beauty can be too much for one life to bear