This Business

This business is a bloody one

And these hands are dripping

Every night I can hear them

Banging on the inside


This business


I’ve tried to turn my eyes away

But still I hear them

I don’t know if I can do this anymore

I find the words so hard to find


This business


Can’t go on in silence

As if all time stands still

Shadows gather round us

And there’s a devil…..that lies within


I can’t go on in silence

I could never draw that line

Like the black ice of a frozen heart

There’s a devil deep inside


This business

There’s a devil…..


Words by Mark from “Cactus Farming At The Ends Of The Earth” first published by Miracle Grow 2001.