white chalk lyrics – pj harvey

white chalk hills are all i’ve known
white chalk hills will rot my bones
white chalk sticking to my shoes
white chalk playing as a child with you

white chalk sat against time
white chalk cutting down the sea line
i know mary’s by the surf
on a path cut 1500 years ago

and i know these chalk hills will rot my bones

dorset’s cliffs meet at the sea
where i walked
(our unborn child in me)
white chalk
(poor scattered land)

scratch my palms
there’s blood on my hands

/ pj harvey lyrics