Saturday, September 26, 2015

Strange Bird, Dear Friend

you're a strange bird with a young face
old eyes and the habit of being you
it doesn't quite make sense
and it feels so wrong
to be the fascinated one
you've not enough years behind you
not enough paths beneath your feet
not enough moments to fill you
you're just a strange bird
with a young face
and eyes i'd like to drown in
who knew bottle glass could shine like that
oh i'd love to be bad
but i can't step over
that's a cliff i won't jump off
you're just a small thing
older than your years
wiser than your days
taller than your age
and it's so strange to look at you
you're a bird with a young face
with a soaring voice and scarred days
but you've not enough years behind you
not enough paths beneath your feet
not enough moments to fill you
just eyes i'd like to drown in
and a precipice in your palm
and i'm fascinated,
trying not to fall
what are you going to do,
with your old eyes and habit of being you?
what are you going to do
with all the music in your soul
and the paths beneath your feet
oh i'd love to be bad
but the precipice in your palm
is a cliff i can't step off of
no matter your feathers
you're just a strange bird with a young face
and a habit of being you
and who knew
that eyes of bottle glass could shine like stars




(c) 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015

Keep On Floating

Oh I keep telling myself; oh no not again
paths wrapped in time
I'll just float on (keep floating)
covered in sunlight
beckon me
Oh I
Oh I
Oh I do so love this breathlessness
Tumbling down
Hit the ground running
Away from soft horizons
I'll just float on (keep floating)
I'll just keep on (keep floating)
Silent anyway
In this deepest darkling sea
You'll help me fight my way
Whatever will I do
Without you
I'll just float on (keep floating)
I'll just tumble on (keep floating)
With you
I keep telling myself; oh no not again
Crumbling castles in the deeps
Remember that one time
When all the clouds were bloody
I'll just float on (keep floating)
I'll just keep loving (trying not to)
I'll just
I'll just keep on running
Hold my hand and fly away
There's a better distance to travel
Between now and yesterday
I keep telling myself; oh no not again
But it's the deepest old ocean
That keeps me quiet
I'll just float on (keep floating)
I'll just keep on (keep loving)
All the things you do
So take my hand; we'll fly away
And keep floating
Just us two



(c) 2015