Burning Well

from by The White Whale

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I was reading Jalaluddin Rumi's poems. Then I was singing his poems. And so here I am, singing Rumi's poems.


[verse 1]

The inner secret,
That which was never born.
You were that sweetness
and I'm with you now.

Can't explain the goings or comings.
You enter suddenly.
And I am nowhere again
Inside the majesty.

Take a cup of wine and sit by my side.
Suddenly I'm drunken sweetheart.
Like a burning,
Like a burning well,
Like a lover,
Loving like a burning well.


The minute I first heard our story
I started looking for you
Knowing how blind I was
Without you.

[verse 2]

It's cold and raining
And the snow brings me to your lips.
I have phrases and pages memorized,
But suddenly I am drunken sweetheart.
I search for her with a thousand hands,
Then smile inside.
It gathers in,
and it teaches me,
It teaches me.
Like a burning well,
Like a burning well,
I'm burning.
With the lover's disgrace,
I'm crazy.



from Orange, track released May 5, 2012


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