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Friday, October 30, 2009

Tuneless Song

A long time ago I wrote this, while listening to Keane's CD Hopes & Fears. I've been meaning to transcribe it..

Goodbye Kiss

There's a place in my mind
I come to through my heart.
You come there, too. It resides
in your mind as well, this place,
But you won't go often
because in your mind I'll always
be there, a memory to start
That you want to end.

When you see me, I smile.
You don't move your face,
But your eyes trace me.
I move to the blanket you
laid out. I sit and wait.
Here is when you leave
most often. If you sit
you stay.
Only we share this place
and you hate
That you can't erase me
and send me away.

Then why don't you tell me what's wrong?
Tell me, what don't I see?
You pretend that you belong
without me.

Lingering this time
you sit and stay.
I see all the shooting stars;
you look at me like that. . .
I wonder why you don't
just tell me
what's in your heart.
You hold it back and me
at the same time.
I still can't read still lips,
so I lend them a kiss.

This good night's kiss
made you leave.
And I can't change the memory
but this may be the last time
you find me
sitting here when you come,
if you come, again.

So why don't you tell me what's wrong?
Tell me, what don't I see?
You pretend that you belong
without me.

I think you miss me
I think you need me
You know it's true
but you won't tell me.
You will erase me.

But first can you tell me
what's wrong?
Tell me, what don't I see?
You pretend that you belong without me.

Why don't you tell me what's wrong
With you?

5 comments:

Jarom X said...

Have you heard M'envoyer des fleurs
by Sandrine Kiberlain?

emilyf said...

no i have not. what is it?

emilyf said...

I just read it. It's fantastic!

Jarom X said...

Glad you like it!

If you still haven't heard it, I've a copy I can send you.

A and O said...

Sometimes a moment
the feeling that illuminates a moment
like dust specks caught in a shaft of fading evening sunlight
perfectly suspended
that line: 'I still can't read still lips'
so perfect.

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