Natalie Merchant feat. Susan McKeown Lyrics”Because I Could Not Stop For Death”

Natalie Merchant feat. Susan McKeown Lyrics Because I Could Not Stop For Death

Song name Because I Could Not Stop For Death
Artist Natalie Merchant feat. Susan McKeown
Album “Retrospective 1990-2005 [Deluxe Edition]”

Because I could not stop for Death
He kindly stopped for me
The carriage held but just ourselves and Immortality
And Immortality

We slowly drove, he knew no haste
And I, I had put away my labor
And my leisure, too
For his civility
For his civility

We passed the school where children played

Their lessons scarcely done
We passed through fields of gazing grain
We passed the setting sun
We passed the setting sun

We paused before a house that seemed
A swelling of the ground
The roof was scarcely visible
The cornice but a mound
The cornice but a mound

Since then ’tis centuries but each
Feels shorter than the day
Since I first surmised the horses’ heads
Were toward eternity
Were toward eternity

Because I could not stop for Death
He kindly stopped for me
The carriage held but just ourselves and Immortality
And Immortality

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