This is the moment when I was conceived
This was the temperature when I was born
This is the night I cought a fatal illness
This is the method by which I was cured
This is the garden where we were once wed
This is the bed we slept side by side
Inside the capital we spent our lifetimes
This is the moment in which I died softly, sweetly, silent without distress or pain
This is the temperature of my last breath
This is the tenderness that took my life
For endless summers we loved tirelessly
In endless fever we walked side by side
This is the rhythm and the sound that saved me, each restless corner of a life transformed
This is the silence of a crippled childhood. this is the moment when I was born slowly, harshly, violently, joyfully aware
Deep in the kingtom is where I'll be, safe in the nation's custody
Burn down the house to get inside where we reside
This is the kingdom of crashing cymbals
This is the nation where this song was born