For Those Who Remain (Lyrics)


Ionne facing away from the camera and walking into the darkened woods
Photo by Susan Warner-Lambert

Words and music by Ionne


I loved you

The wrong way

My heart was

Imperfect

I saw you

Were hurting

And planned my

Escape

Should I

Ever make it

To life on

Europa

Please give them

This message

A presage

For those who remain:


The fading perfume

Of petrichor above

The fading bright tunes

Of wren and morning dove

The joys we knew

Will fade away


The fading reviews

Of those we left for dead

The fading white plumes

Of missiles overhead

The wars we waged

Will fade away


STUTTERED

We're adrift

We're alive

Hungry

Hungry


INAUDIBLE

Several of the pods had been shattered by

The debris that had breached the hull

Roughly half the crew was lost

And all we really had in common

Was the grief

And the fear

And the hunger


I loved you

The wrong way

My heart was

Imperfect

I saw you

Were hurting

And planned my

Escape

Should I

Ever make it

To life on

Europa

Please give them

This message

A presage

For those who remain


Should I

Ever make it

To life on

Europa

Please give them

This message

A presage

For those who remain


INAUDIBLE:

Several of the pods had been shattered by

The debris that had breached the hull

Roughly half the crew was lost

And all we really had in common

Was the grief

And the fear

And the hunger

We're adrift

We're alive

Hungry

Hungry

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