Clothes of Sand

Who has dressed you in strange clothes of sand
Who has taken you far from my land
Who has said that my sayings were wrong

And who will say that I stayed much too long?

Clothes of sand have covered your face
Given you meaning, taken my place
So make your way on down to the sea

Something has taken you so far from me.

Does it now seem worth all the colour of skies
To see the earth through painted eyes
To look through panes of shaded glass

See the stains of winter’s grass.

Can you now return to from where you came
Try to burn your changing name
Or with silver spoons and coloured light

Will you worship moons in winter’s night.

Clothes of sand have covered your face
Given you meaning but taken my place
So make your way on down to the sea

Something has taken you so far from me.

Nick Drake

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