Nature walking, Upper West Side
Foreign feelings taken in stride
Weightless wonders shimmer and glide
Patterns proving too bright to hide

Her love is still just the ghost of a love that came before us
And dozens of butterflies just ignore us

Sweetly preening sight for sore eyes
Stop the screening, skip the disguise
Colors bleeding, feeding my sight
Endless needing into the night

Her love is still just the ghost of a love that came before us
And dozens of butterflies just ignore us
Her love is built like the verse of a song without a chorus
And dozens of butterflies just ignore us

Caterpillar, please step aside
Story killer, I don't need no ride
Let me sleep when she flutters by
She can't feel me, and neither can I



Counting the sighs and the secret surrenders
The skips of my heart, the sum of your smiles
How many times can I burn my eyes as I circle?

Searching through the sweetest smokescreen

For a reason not to want you
Over and over, it's over, it never begins
Let me go around you
Over, move over, I'm over the ache and the make believing
 
Stuck in a maze of my worries and wishes
And every dead end ends with your eyes
If I stay further away you won't catch me

Searching through my heartsick hallways

Digging through each deadly daydream
 

 

Every day I rise
And slide into my coat
Every whiskey'd night
I fight to stay afloat
As thoughts of you slither and invade my flow
Through the winter's glaze
I make out your form
Trebling in your gaze
Poisonous and warm
Patterns repeating, I wait, you go

You're shaking like a rattlesnake
I'm over you now
You're shaking like a rattlesnake
I'm over you

Years behind your eyes
My mind begins to spin
Venom in your mouth
Burns beneath my skin
Unheeded warnings will take their toll
You're the queen of cold desire
When do you let go?
Fangs behind your smile
Scales to guard your soul
They sparkle like starlight and you swallow me whole

And I guess I was right when I said it was all for the best
Did I say that at all?





Oh god, what I wouldn't give to know that you still care for me
Oh god, what I wouldn't give to know you were still there for me
But judging by the sound of your voice on this static line
We failed to force all the stars to align
And you can't face what you can't define
Oh my god, do we ever listen?

Oh god, what I wouldn't give to know that you were right for me
Oh god, what I wouldn't give to know you were my destiny
But given all the miles on my heart and the wear of time
Falling in love starts to feel like a climb
And I can't fight all the fear with rhyme
Oh my god, do we ever listen?

Morning sun, winter gloom
Give you love, give you room
Stay alone, sun-drenched skies
Curse my phone, close my eyes