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Midnight Sirens

Don't Waste the Light

Night… closes in.
Here we are, the town looking back again.
Fight… no one wins.
But we’re never gonna back down, this is how it ends.
Remember when we ran, leaving tracks all through that sand?

I don’t wanna waste the light.
Been a long time coming on tonight.
I don’t wanna waste the light.
So let’s run on through the streets tonight.

White... bleached our sins.
As the moon washes over dirty skin.
So bite... chased by grin.
Let the blood run down without a flinch.
Remember when we ran, leaving tracks all through that sand?

I don’t wanna waste the light.
Been a long time coming on tonight.
I don’t wanna waste that light.
The dark dawn is coming into sight.
I don’t wanna waste the light.
Let’s run on through the streets tonight.

Steal it all away, my friend.
Time will wait for no man now.
Steeple chasing those clouds, erasing worries still wearing thin.
This sound is so deafening now.

I don’t wanna waste that light.
Been a long time coming on tonight.
I don’t wanna waste the light.
The dark dawn is coming into sight.
I don’t wanna waste the light.
So let’s run on through the streets tonight.
Let’s run on and chase our youth tonight.
Come on and run on through the streets tonight.
Let’s run on and chase our youth... tonight.

Dangerous

Oh, my, look at all the silly little people.
They’re all dancing… spinning in circles.
Can’t you see them? They’re all around me.
Am I the only one here that’s gone crazy?
Yeah, I think I’ve lost my mind.
Somebody tell me I’m fine.

Woah, my, look at all these pretty little time bombs.
Tick-Tock-Tick-Tock... ones gonna go off.
Can’t you see them? They’re all around me.
I’m not the only one here that’s gone crazy.
Yeah, I think I’ve lost my mind.
Somebody tell me I’m fine.

You can’t go walking around me ‘cause
tonight I think I’ve gone crazy!
I’m not the only one who’s dangerous.

Woah, my, look at all the fragile little people.
They’re all dancing... spinning their circles.
Can’t you hear them? They’re all around me.
Am I the only one here that’s gone crazy?
Yeah, I think I’ve lost my mind.
Somebody tell me I’m fine.
Oh yeah, I think I’ve lost my mind!

I think I’m dangerous. I know I’m dangerous.
I’d say I’m dangerous. God damn, I’m dangerous!
I know who’s dangerous! I said I’m dangerous!
I know I don’t care…

You can’t go walking around me ‘cause
tonight I think I’ve gone crazy!
You can’t go walking around me ‘cause
tonight I want to go crazy!
You can’t go walking around me ‘cause
tonight I know I’ve gone crazy!
I’m not the only one who’s dangerous!

Prison Man

Oh God, take away these sins.
I’ve gone and done it again.
Lock me away inside this pen.
I’m a prison man and that’s all I’ve ever been.

See this man and you see the blood upon his chin.
Like a statue, he’s fighting off the wind.
I hope these chains hold less we cannot pretend.
He’s gonna kill again. He’s a prison man within.

Lock me up and throw away this key.
No, the devil, he’s got nothing on me.
Father taught me how to stand.
But, I was born a prison man.

It didn’t take long for that knife to hit the bone.
When that freedom’s gone, there ain’t no coming home.
Smell that rain and that damn dirty stain.
I’m just a prison man, that’s what I’ll always sing.

Lock me up and throw away this key.
No, the devil, he’s got nothing on me.
Father taught me how to stand.
But, I was born a prison man.

Lock me up and throw away this key.
No, the devil, he’s got nothing on me.
Father taught me how to stand.
But, I was born a prison man. Yes, I am.
Lock me up and throw away this key.
No, the devil, he’s got nothing on me.
Father taught me how to stand.
But, I was born a prison man.

What She Took (Gimme My Soul)

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it die.
Let it die, let it die, let it die.

Come, gimme my soul.
You took it all away from me, girl.
I need it back, although you can keep the key.
Come, hold my hands and walk me to my grave.
Please dig it nice and deep, like the way you said you loved me.
I heard you’d be there right up till the end.
So just beware of this broken skin.

Please, now I’m screaming on my knees.
Give it back, girl, what you took from me.

Come, gimme my soul.
You took it all away from me, girl.
Cause when you lost control, hey at least you were set free.
Now hold my hands and walk me to your grave.
No need to worry cause I’ll keep it nice and clean. So pretty.
If I’d known back then what I know right now.
Then this brittle heart it would not bleed out.
You cannot pretend to see what’s not there.
I’ll just breathe in all this heavy air.

Please, now I’m screaming on my knees.
Give it back, girl, what you took from me.
I hoped that you wouldn’t see.
In my mind, girl, screaming like banshees. Oh no.

Blood ran red. Tears ran blue.
We were sweet, but now we’re dead too.

Took all that you had ‘till you could not stand.
And that naive heart no it would not bend.
See that I loved you up until the end.
What you threw away, I still regret.

Please, now I’m screaming on my knees.
Give it back, girl, what you took from me.
I hope that you couldn’t see.
In my mind, girl, screaming like banshees.
Now she’s gone and thrown into the creek.
One more time, girl, then I’ll stop dreaming of you.

What she took from me!
From me!

Heavy Hands

Sitting here by myself, 25 bottles off the shelf.
Heavy hands on no one else, while I listen... to the breeze.
This is the way that I spend my days
while you’re falling down onto those knees.
Don’t come ‘round here knocking
tryin’ to sell your fucked up faith to me.

I tried to listen to the world, but it all ended up in vain.
They don’t know me very well, and that’s ok with me.
I tried to listen to that girl, but it all ended up in flames.
So please clear a path for me, I might go a little…

The floor seems so much colder in the dark
when you’re sitting here with your heart pulled apart.
If I had known that it would feel like this,
I think I would’ve done things... different.
I know exactly how I have been told,
but it makes no difference. You still grow old and
you move on and time grows fast.
So forget one thing, is to forget the past.

I tried to listen to the world, but it all ended up in vain.
They don’t know me very well, and that’s ok with me.
I tried to listen to that girl, but it all ended up in flames.
So please clear a path for me, I might go a little insane. Yeah, insane.


Uh oh, no. Uh oh, look what you’ve done.
Uh oh, no. Uh oh, look what you’ve done.
Uh oh, no. Uh oh, look what you’ve done. Uh oh, no...

I tried to listen to that world, but it all ended up in vain.
They don’t know me very well, and that’s ok with me.
I tried to listen to the girl, but it all ended up in flames.
So please clear a path for me, I might go a little insane.
Oh, no. I’m insane. Sane. Oh, no. I’m insane.

One More Time (Change)

She’s never been happy with the things that I can’t change.
Now I’m gonna watch her walk away.
Yeah, I’ll watch you walk away, baby.
I’ve never been nothing more than a man fooled by fate.
I’m gonna watch you walk away, yeah.
I’m a watch you walk away

One more time! How could we come to this?
One more time! This place I know, I’m really gonna miss.

Oh no, no, no, well damn, she walked away.
Oh no, no, no, there goes all my faith.
Oh no, no, no, please take this blame from me.
Maybe then the thought about thinking of you
wouldn’t cause so much pain.
Just walk away.

She’s always begging, please, to share just a little piece of me.
Some things are harder to say and some you never would believe.
This head it gets so filled with dirtiness and shame.
So I guess you’ll have to walk away, yeah.
I’m gonna watch you walk away

One more time! How could we come to this?
One more time! This place I know, I’m really gonna miss.

Oh no, no, no, well damn, she walked away.
Oh no, no, no, there goes all my faith.
Oh no, no, no, please take this blame from me.
Maybe then the thought about thinking of you
wouldn’t cause so much pain.

What should I say? I know you prayed all this would change.
I hope some day... that you’ll take me just this way.

One more time! How could we come to this?
One more time! This place I know, I’m really gonna miss.

Oh no, no, no, well damn, she walked away.
Oh no, no, no, there goes all my faith.
Oh no, no, no, please take this blame from me.
Maybe then the thought about thinking of you…
Maybe then the thought about thinking of you…
Maybe then the thought about thinking of you
wouldn’t cause so much pain.
Just walk away.

Break Me

Come, show me a sign. Show me the light.
Show me something to pray for.
I’ve got the time. I’m gonna find you
what is hiding in plain sight.
Oh, she can barely breathe around me.

So come, bury the sun. Show me the moon.
Show me someone to be like.
Trust the holy one, like a fool.
You know I might just be right.

Hush. Let it be.
Won’t you see that she’s the devil inside of me?
I, I’ve got the spoon. You know what’s right.
Now we hide in plain sight.

Oh, she can barely breathe around me.
Now she’s lonely. She takes what she needs…
to break me.
No, you can’t break me!
No, you can’t break me!

Back on the road. Same place to show
what you’re blaming me for.
So wouldn’t you know, the secrets unfold.
And now there’s no place for keeping.

Hush. Let it be.
Won’t you see that she’s the devil inside of me?
I, I’ve got the spoon. You know what’s right.
Now we hide in plain sight.

Oh, she can barely breathe around me.
Now she’s lonely. She takes what she needs…
to break me.
No, you can’t break me!
No, you can’t break me!

No, you can’t break me!
No, you can’t break me!
No, you can’t break me down!
No, you can’t break me down!
No, you can’t break me down!
No, you can’t break me down!
No, you can’t break me!

Moon Ride (Safety Within)

There’s safety deep within.
Into the darkness, through the skin.
Look through the eyes of the last lost son.
And you will notice that not everyone is laughing.

And I am giving in.
You know me, I can’t deal with this shit.
One last dark trip into the wind.
Set sail, I won’t look back again.
I’ve given all I can. I don’t how to win.
Tried forever just to give up this shit.
Go on and push it deep within.
Sound the sirens and the “shoulda beens” again.

Let go and seize the night.
Come with me on a moon ride.
Close your eyes and see inside.
Get out while you’re still alive.

I’ve seen your evil grin.
It fucked with me and my newborn sins.
So I’ll bury you within.
And keep the secrets where they should’ve been.
Now they’re back again.

Let go and seize the night.
Come with me on a moon ride.
Close your eyes and see inside.
Get out while you’re still alive.
Alive. Alive. Alive. Alive. You’re alive.

And I am giving in!
You fucked with me and my newborn sins!
So I’ll bury you within!
And keep these secrets where they should’ve been!
Now I’m back again!

Maybe Someday

I know that I’ve heard this before,
every time you walk out that door.
It’s coldest when it’s all your fault,
and you know it’s darkest when it’s all gone.

You’ve seen me crawl on that floor.
You know I was falling down looking for more.
And you know it’s coldest when we’re all gone. Long gone.

We can’t always breathe,
but baby, you know, someway,
I’ll see you someday, somehow.
We can’t always breathe,
but maybe someday,
I’ll see you someway, somehow.

Oh, it hurts so bad honey, well...
I’ll take you where we used to go.
Back to that place
with the train and the pine trees.

So why you wanna shoot me? Do tell.
Don’t hold it against me no more.
Broke all I had, now I’m lying on the floor.

We can’t always breathe,
but baby, you know, someway,
I’ll see you someday, somehow.
We can’t always breathe,
but maybe someday,
I’ll see you someway, somehow.

Well, I know that you wanna go,
but you won’t take me. And that’s ok.
I’ll make my way into the sunset and say,
“I remember those chains that you’d wear so well.”
One last glass of wine.
I guess it’s time that I met mine.

I know that we can’t always breathe,
but baby, you know someway,
I’ll see you someday, somehow.
I know that we can’t always breathe,
But maybe someday,
I’ll see you someway, somehow.
I know that we can’t always breathe,
but baby, you know someway,
I’ll see you someday, somehow.
I know that we can’t always breathe,
But maybe someday,
I’ll see you someway, somehow.

Inside Me Now [Revisited]

Remember that road that you found me on?
What were you looking for?
Did you find the one and only one?
Or was it just another broken door?
Did you see that tree with the hole beside her?
It’s where I used to go, and it’s where I lost my soul.
And I’m telling you to please keep moving on.

I’m not giving up just yet.
So would you take my hand?
Show me where this long road ends.
And I just hope you’ll understand.
I’m doing the best I can
with all of these untended partial threads.

I keep fighting with these ghosts in the mirror.
They haunt me through the dead of the night.
This old room, no, I can’t see clearer.
Well, I’ll walk you through, but I never turn on the light.
And I’m telling you to please keep moving on
‘cause I’m stitching up all that I’ve got wrong.

I’m not giving up just yet.
So would you take my hand?
Show me where this long road ends.
And I just hope you’ll understand.
I’m doing the best I can
with all of these untended partial threads.
Your broken heart, you’ll find it here instead.
And you’re all inside me now!

Time, time keeps moving on.
And I’m still stitching up all that I’ve got wrong.
And I’ll find myself someday…

I’m not giving up just yet.
So would you take my hand?
Show me where this long road ends.
And I just hope you’ll understand.
I’m doing the best I can
with all of these untended partial threads.
Your broken heart, you’ll find it here instead.
And you’re all inside me now! Inside me now!

Isolation Diaries

Ink in the Well

Monday morning, six AM.
Feel so good ‘cause I might be dead.
Sunday eve took all away
the secrets inside that God couldn’t save.

Make it black, give me one try, try again.
I guess it’s all in my head?
Give me back, give me one try, try again.
Am I really dead now?

And I’m trying to scream
while I can barely breathe.
See, she set me free.
So why can’t you see me?
Can’t you see me here?

Friday morning, felt so cold.
Spent the night talking to ghosts on the phone.
Tried my best to walk away.
Remember, you said it would all be ok.

Give me back, give me one try, try again.
Am I really dead now?

And I’m trying to scream
while I can barely breathe.
See, she set me free.
So why can’t you see me?

Immortal. Can’t see through fear.
We’re all just ink in the well now.
Immortal. Can’t see in here.
We’re all just ink in the well now.
Ink in the well now.

Tuesday night, I heard you at my door.
It’s just the sound of your steps on the floor.

And I’m trying to scream
while I can barely breathe.
See, she set me free.
So why can’t you see me?
And I’m trying to scream
while I can barely breathe.
See, she set me free.
So why can’t you see me?
Can’t you see me here?

Here we sit, staring away.
Can’t feel the warmth on the fireplace.

LiTtLe LiEs

Little lies black door is closing.
Blood uprising and flowing.
Just inside the fences, here lies the broken.
Another one forsaken to be buried naked.
Under the endless slumber.
Now we are forsaken.

Where was she going when she lost her way? 
Into the big blue sky, she’s waiting for tonight.
Or was she blowing that last good burn on the candle?
Wish she had another turn.

Bang, bang on the wall.
Her voice echoes down those halls.
Hang, hang from the floor.
Her dress sways on two and four.
Yeah, she gave it all away; she gave it all away.
She gave it all away, just for one more day.

She’s been lost and burned.
It’s alright this turn.
For she will pass the rest
and cast one last final yearn.
On the other half,
all this hell that’s passed.
What has not turned black,
will surely laugh aloud at last.

Where was she going when she lost her way? 
Into the big blue sky, just waiting for tonight.
Or was she blowing that last good burn on the candle?
Wish she had another turn.

Bang, bang on the wall.
Her voice echoes down those halls.
Hang, hang from the floor.
Her dress sways on two and four.
Yeah, she gave it all away; she gave it all away.
She gave it all away, just for one more day.

“What have you done with me? I’m alright.”
She says, “It’s alright. What have you done to me?”
“I waited around now… around now.”
“Wait until you see… Oh, no, no, no.”
“What goes around, it comes around.”
“What goes around, it comes around.”
“What goes around, it comes around.” Little lies.
“What goes around, it comes around.” Little lies.
“What goes around, it comes around.” Little lies.
“What goes around, it comes around.” Little lies.

Run, run, go away. Come back another day.
Run, run, go away. Come back another day.
Run, run, go away. Come back another day.
Run, run, go away. Come see what you’ve made!

Where was she going when she lost her way? 
Into the big blue sky, just waiting for tonight.
Or was she blowing that last good burn on the candle?
Wish she had another turn.

Bang, bang on the wall.
Her voice echoes down those halls.
Hang, hang from the floor.
Her dress sways on two and four.
Yeah, she gave it all away! She gave it all away!
She gave it all away! Come on and rape me!
She gave it all away! She gave it all away!
She gave it all away. Come again another day.

Love Is War

Can’t close my eyes, afraid of what I might see.
Demons inside they always follow me, and I’m too slow.
Alone in the dark, someone come bother me.
Pick up the phone, dial all the numbers I see, but it’s too late

If this is love, what is war?
Don’t you know you’re the one I adore?
If this is love, what is war?
Resent me, somehow.

Crawled down the hall with bruises all on my knees.
Think about the fall. I’d like to go back please, but time won’t lie.
Lately I’m cold, but outside it’s a hundred and three.
I don’t know if it’s you that is killing me, but I can’t let go.

If this is love, what is war?
Don’t you know you’re the one I adore?
If this is love, what is war?
Resent me, somehow.
If this is love, what is war?
I want to be the one that you adore.
If this is love, what is war?
Reject me, somehow.

Let me go! let me go!
I need to sleep in the cold, hard snow.
And I can watch us from the back window
while you try drown me in the undertow!
So please, see I’ve got this disease.
A little obsessed and a little naive.
Fell through the ice from atop your tree.
Now I’m screaming, “Don’t let me freeze!”
Let me freeze! Don’t let me freeze!
Don’t let me blink!
If this is love, what’s war?
Don’t let me freeze! Don’t let me freeze!
Don’t let me bleed out!
If this is love, what’s war?
LOVE IS WAR! LOVE IS WAR!
LOVE IS WAR! LOVE IS WAR!

Missing October

Walk On

Heaven tells him there’s an angel
sent to help him with his pain.
But this guilt trip ain’t getting longer, it seems,
let alone all his mistakes.
Screams fill this room with laughter
after the bodies all hit the floor.
He once believed that he needed, he wanted,
but he don’t want an angel anymore. He said,

“Walk on by me.”
“Walk on down the road.”
“Walk on by me.”
“But before you go, I’d like you to know,
heaven sent you too damn slow.”

Sitting on the porch, head in hands.
He knows damn well he’s lost his torch.
Long ago young child, once sweet and mild.
Now it seems that fathers got bad intentions.
He’s got infections, and the day comes,
he won’t go home again. He said,

“Walk on by me.”
“Walk on down the road.”
“Walk on by me.”
“But before you go, I’d like you to know,
heaven sent you too damn slow.”

If it burns hurt into your mind, well, I guess I’m doing just fine.
And if it burns hurt into your eyes, well, I guess I’m doing just fine.
Walk on by me… oh won’t you walk on by me!
Walk on down the road… walk on down the road!
Walk on by me, oh won’t you walk on by me!
But before you go, I’d like you to know,
heaven sent you too damn slow.

Fools

Mama, I’m sorry that you came.
You had to see this wreck of a man in shame.
And father, well, I’m sorry I let you down.
But it’s the only way that I know how. You see,

I’m here to hurt you and I’ll see it through.
At least that’s the only thing that I know how to do.
Truly and see how I make do,
is to make all of the others feel that they are fools. Yeah, uh huh.

And brother, I’m sorry I bruised your face.
I tore down your walls out of my own disgrace.
And sister, I’m sorry that you’ve never seen…
My face is twisted from all of the screaming. You see,

I’m here to hurt you and I’ll see it through.
At least that’s the only thing that I know how to do.
Truly and see how I make do,
is to make all of the others feel that they are fools.
I’ll hurt you and I’ll see it through.
At least that’s the only thing that I know how to do.
Truly and see how I make do,
is to make all of the others feel that they are fools.

Hey girl, I’m sorry I caused you pain.
I know the words hurt like needles in your veins.
Amy (hey me), well I’m sorry ‘bout all these scars.
Indeed, the mirror cuts, and it holds like prison bars. And now,

I’m here to hurt you and I’ll see it through.
At least that’s the only thing that I know how to do.
Truly and see how I make do,
is to make all of the others feel that they are fools.
I’ll hurt you and I’ll see it through.
At least that’s the only thing that I know how to do.
Truly and see how I make do,
is to make all of the others feel that they are fools.

They Still Follow

Ah Shit. They still follow.
Here you see me run through the fields under moonlight at midnight.
Tryin’ to free myself from the demons. They are always biting.
See this soul on my sleeve, ragged from valid attempts to flee,
but they still follow me yeah, how they still follow me.

They still follow. Now they still follow me.
What else can I be as long as they still follow me?
They still follow, yeah they still follow me.
How else can I breathe as long as they still follow me?

Here I run dirt road under feet. Will they follow me to my grave…
my final resting place?
All the years spent, countless times, wondering what was in line for me,
but you see, they still follow me.

They still follow. Yeah, they still follow me.
What else can I be as long as they still follow me?
They still follow. I cannot be free.
How else can I breathe as long as they still follow me?
They still follow. Now, please set me free.
A long eternity, as they still follow me.
Oh, the more I plea, no they still follow me.
They’re still inside of me. Inside of me!

Still follow. Still follow. Still follow. Yeah, now they still follow me!
Still follow. Still follow. Still follow. Yeah, now they still follow me!
For eternity. Down onto my knees. They’re inside of me!
Yeah, they still follow me!
For eternity. Down onto my knees. They’re inside of me!
Yeah, they still follow me!
Still follow. Still follow. Still follow. Now they still follow me!
Still follow. Still follow. Still follow. Now they still follow me!

Rain

Please let it rain today, my skin is so burned now.
Cover me like a blanket covers her.
Blue skies just go away.
Watch the birds all congregate.
And let these waves break down this cell,
and pull me back from hell.

It’s crowded in my head sometimes.
It feels like I’m already dead.
It’s crowded in my head sometimes.
So take me, and lay me back down to bed.
Please let it rain.

The same old place, but it’s awful cold.
Footsteps spread down this dead end road.
Locked doors all surrounding me,
I don’t know where I should be.
So let these chains break down this cell,
and pull me back from hell.

It’s crowded in my head sometimes.
It feels like I’m already dead.
It’s crowded in my head sometimes.
So take me, and lay me back down to bed.
Please let it rain.

Well, I told you that I didn’t really know
which way that this dirt road goes!
Bury me in another damn scene and
speak the words that you really mean!
Only one of us just walks away!
The other one’s left in a goddamn grave now!
Pull the trigger, don’t you ever let it linger
and lay my head on this concrete pillow!

And it’s crowded in my head sometimes.
It feels like I’m already dead.
It’s crowded in my head sometimes.
So take me, and lay me back down to bed.
Please let it rain. Let it rain.

Save Me

Long ago trampled under foot unknown.
So slow we buried these bad memories.
Now I cave under pressure from your mind.
So save me, so I don’t have to suffer, please.
You go and you look away one more time.
But once you’re gone, my sanity flees, and I need it.

Can’t you see it?
Look at these eyes and study what’s inside.
See, I needed you,
but you look away, look away one more time.
Don’t cry me a river because this river done run dry.
I won’t find my way back home
if you can’t save me from my own mind.
Save me from my own mind.

Sad face cripples me in my place.
A head of guilt and thoughts, they still remind me.
That day I laid in wait for the dead.
To take away, take me from my mind again.
You go and you look away one more time.
But once you’re gone, my sanity flees, and I need it.

Can’t you see it?
Look at these eyes and study what’s inside.
See, I needed you,
but you look away, look away one more time.
Don’t cry me a river because this river done run dry.
I won’t find my way back home
if you can’t save me from my own mind.

Can’t you see it?
Look at these eyes and study what’s inside.
See, I needed you,
so you look away, look away one more time.
Don’t cry me a river because this river done run dry.
I won’t find my way back home… no, I won’t find my way back home
if you can’t save me from my own mind.
Save me from my own mind. Save me from my own mind.

Inside Me Now

Remember that road that you found me on?
What were you looking for?
Did you find the one and only one?
Or was it just another broken door?
Did you see that tree with the hole beside her?
It’s where I used to go, and it’s where I lost my soul.
And I’m telling you to please keep moving on
‘cause I’m stitching up all that I’ve got wrong.
And I’ll find myself someday.

I’m not giving up just yet.
But would you take my hand?
Show me where this long road ends.
And I just hope you’ll understand
that I’m doing the best I can
with all of these untended partial threads.
Your broken heart, you’ll find it here instead.
But you’re all inside me now.

I keep fighting with these ghosts in the mirror.
They haunt me through the dead of the night.
This old room that I can’t see clearer.
Well, I’ll walk you through, but I never turn on the light.
And I’m telling you to please keep moving on
‘cause I’m stitching up all that I’ve got wrong.
And I’ll find myself someday.

I’m not giving up just yet.
But would you take my hand?
Show me where this long road ends.
And I just hope you’ll understand
That I’m doing the best I can
with all of these untended partial threads.
Your broken heart, you’ll find it here instead.
And you’re all inside me now!
Inside me now! Inside me now!
You’re all inside me now!

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