THE NIGHT BEFORE
We’re braced against the darkness in the tangle of our touch, shop
windows for our dreaming main street for our crutch, your the key to
my house desire, we’re the hottest part of a melting fire, it’s a
beautiful lie and your a beautiful liar, in formal strides we trip the wire,
everything we want teases our reach, but my conscience sucks the
blood from my fingertips like some kind of leach, and we move inside
and we move together, trying to get out of this wounded weather, into
where the mood is light as a feather, and the skin of my soul is as
tough as leather.
Something in the air doesn’t remind me of the air, who ran off with the
blame and left us here to care.
We’re just the evening’s pawns but we crave a bigger game, our
passions have been dulled and our instincts are to tame, I’m living
life’s short fuse, where you cant win you can only lose, where you cant
do you can only chose, and the dead sky is leaking blues, and this
doubt is in our dancing and this hurt is on our tongue, and that star
that shines in your eyes died when the earth was young, don’t let it
bother you this time, life and death wont ever rhyme, it cost a dollar to
spend a dime, is faith a law or a crime.
Something in my mind doesn’t remind me of my mind, I feel so less
than human and all to humankind.
And I’m walking with you on my arm, and I feel you there and the
magic of your charms, and we move among the people free and proud,
and we’re all lost in ourselves and lost in the crowd, there’s truth in
your love and you know I love you too, but my mind keeps improvising
with what is true, and I cant stop thinking about the end of the