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This song was written with a mind to including it in the Airport Novels live set but didn't end up there or anywhere else until now as it fit thematically with this album. It's all keyboards as the Airport Novels were meant to be guitarless.

Lyrics are inspired by a documentary about school students in Japan who psychologically implode under parental pressure to be competitive and all but vanish in their own homes. Kyoshi Kurosawa made a big scary film also inspired by it called Kairo.


It's true, I heard it yesterday, that friend of yours had got away
Just like another girl I once knew. She went away. Her name was Susan.
She had too much on her mind. She thought she was going blind.
She thought that she'd disappear if nobody saw her.

What became of your other half? He of the jibes and the selfish laugh.
What did he see beneath the veil? What should have worked that he saw fail?
Can he have seen, perhaps recalled, a flash of the damage when he crawled?
I heard you found him curled. He lives in the wall now.

Silence cheap as talk begs your legs to walk.
Can it be unkind to rob love and justice blind?
Fare thee well. Fare thee well.
Fall in to the evermore.
Fare thee well. Use it well.
Just for us.

The water in the pool stings your eyes like broken promises boasts and lies
But the sting gives the clearest vision seen it's white as an angel, blue as chlorine.
Clean you are and clean you'll be in the realm of the breathless king of the sea.
You're drifting softly, quiet and free into the world without pain.

Fare thee well. Fare thee well.
Fall in to the evermore.
Fare thee well. Use it well.
Just for us.


from Haunting the Path, released April 19, 2016
Words and music Peter Jentikoff 2001



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