Written in Blood

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I wrote this in 2005 after hearing part of it in a dream, how hokey, and it has hidden in the back of my filkbook ever since. I deleted it from the index at one point so no one would make me sing it, because it felt so non-fannish. Then Cindy Turner wrote a gorgeous McShep (That's a slashy Stargate fanfic pairing) song, "Don't Ask Don't Tell" and I realized that this one had a new life coming as a mushy, slashy response to it. Sometimes songs take on a life that you don't expect.

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I never thought I'd see you blush
You were the river that would never flood
But now your secret's out, it's on your face
Written in blood, written in blood

I was supposed to never know
I understand, I've always understood
The question isn't do I feel the same
It's whether I should, whether I should

How did the talking get so straight
It was supposed to stay one big joke
Cover up your burning heart
With a blanket of smoke, a blanket of smoke

I never thought I'd see you blush
You were the river that would never flood
But now your secret's out, it's on your face
Written in blood, written in blood

G Cm G
G Cm G
G Cm G
Cm F G

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from Bricabrac from 2005, track released July 2, 2005

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Brooke Abbey (formerly Brooke Lunderville) is a banjo-playing pharmacist from Vancouver, BC.

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