Negative Image

from Refraction & Redemption by Kimwei

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9. Negative Image

Verse 1
Your absence like a pressure in the room.
When we faced each other injuries appeared in mirror image.
The depth of "You hurt me" matched the depth of "I'm sorry"
And the (w)hole formed the shape and the size:
The negative image of "I love you".

Verse 2
Shadow cuts through me where the light used to split,
Yet I am still the same recepticle. Fractured darkness.
The ghost of "You hurt me" faced the ghost of "I'm sorry"
And embraced her mirror image to form a framed
Negative image of "I love you."

Chorus 1
The ghosts of our shadows flutter over the moving darkness
It grasps at solid land with fingertips of white.
Then, in this eclipse of our differences
Your outline, your outline meets mine.

Instrumental (Chorus half length)

Verse 3
You fit me, if I just cut out this piece to make you room.
Now I grieve for all I lost to us, and without us
The depth of "I miss you" matched the faded ghost of "I've lost myself"
And all that's left are fractured shadows from
The negative image of "I love you".

Chorus 2

Bridge
Look how much you've grown
Parts of me have grown up with you
Your absence like my reflection died
I am still the same recepticle, refracting shadow (x2)

Outro (over chorus chords):
The ghost of "You hurt me" faced the ghost of "I'm sorry love"
And embraced her mirror image to form a framed
Negative image of "I love you." I love you.

credits

from Refraction & Redemption, released August 23, 2014

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