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The Quickening
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Written by: Brett Gurewitz
Released in: 2004
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The quickening is an ephemeral thing
That only happens in the dark
Like catching lightning in a jar.
And the pain that it brings
Is just the promise of Spring.
It’s madness on the wing.
Oh, what does it mean...

To come alive?
To come alive!
To come alive!

The entering is soulful conjecturing
* Oh lost and by the wind-grieved ghost
Come back to me again.
Because the way that she bleeds
Is in the law that he reads,
Confusing words and deeds.
So what does it mean...

To come alive?
To come alive!
To come alive!

To pierce the vein of the sacred and profane,
Poor science in service of a faith,
But who will bear the mark of Cain?

To come alive?
To come alive!
To come alive!

* Look Homeward Angel from Thomas Wolfe

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Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
2:19 The Empire Strikes First Europe 12" 2019
2:19 The Empire Strikes First 86694-1 United States 12" 2019
2:19 The Empire Strikes First 86694-1CRS (CLEAR/RED) United States 12" 2015
2:19 The Empire Strikes First 86694-1 United States 12" 2010
2:19 The Empire Strikes First Russia CD 2007
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