Open House

Song Cycle by William Bolcom (b. 1938)

Word count: 1493

1. Open house [sung text checked 1 time]

My secrets cry aloud
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2. Give way, ye gates [sung text checked 1 time]

Believe me, knot of gristle, I bleed like a tree
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3. The waking [sung text checked 1 time]

I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow
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4. The serpent [sung text checked 1 time]

There was a Serpent who had to sing
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5. I knew a woman [sung text checked 1 time]

I knew a woman, lovely in her bones
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6. First meditation [sung text checked 1 time]

On love's worst ugly day
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7. The right thing [sung text checked 1 time]

Let others probe the mystery if they can
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