The Letters

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"The Letters"
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Song by King Crimson
from the album Islands
Length 4:29
Writer(s) Robert Fripp
Lyricist(s) Peter Sinfield
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Islands track listing
Sailor's Tale
2
The Letters
3
Ladies of the Road
4

Contents

Lyrics

With quill and silver knife
She carved a poison pen
Wrote to her lover's wife:
"Your husband's seed has fed my flesh."

As if a leper's face
That tainted letter graced
The wife with choke-stone throat
Ran to the day with tear blind eyes.

Impaled on nails of ice
And raked with emerald fire
The wife with soul of snow
With steady hands begins to write.

"I'm still, I need no life
To serve on boys and men
What's mine was yours is dead
I take my leave of mortal flesh"

Copyright

© 1971 EG Music Ltd.
© 1971 EG Records Ltd.
Published by EG Music Inc. (BMI)

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