Mortaljive: The Rest is Silence

There is no still point in all the Universe, and that is the rock upon which I stand

Friday, July 04, 2008

When I Look at You

jesus was born at 'a quarter to three
at the end of the last century
they nailed him to a cross
and left him to bleed
times were hard

satan fell from heaven at five o'clock
got a job working on the docks
his ship came in
then got stuck on the rocks
times were hard

when i look behind the door
when i look at you
i only see rumors and lies
when i look at you
when i stop to stare
when i take five
i only see rumors and lies
when i look at you

fireworks came after ten
little bombs to make you grin
you light the fuse
with smoke on the wind
times are hard

summer can never stay
it has to go away
we all wave goodbye
every dog has his day
times are hard

when i look behind the door
when i look at you
i only see rumors and lies
when i look at you
when i stop to stare
when i take five
i only see rumors and lies
when i look at you

there were poets in the street
they made our walking very sweet
we looked them in the eye
but we couldn't take the heat
we said goodbye

there was perfect sand
and castles made by hand
the tide just sighed
and came back again
we said goodbye

when i look behind the door
when i look at you
i only see rumors and lies
when i look at you
when i stop to stare
when i take five
i only see rumors and lies
when i look at you

jesus was born at 'a quarter to three
at the end of the last century
they nailed him to a cross
and then let him bleed
times were hard

satan fell from heaven at five o'clock
got a job working on the docks
his ship came in
then got stuck on the rocks
times were hard

when i look behind the door
when i look at you
i only see rumors and lies
when i look at you
when i stop to stare
when i take five
i only see rumors and lies
when i look at you

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1 Comments:

At 6:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is really good.

At this point there's a backlog of good lyrics to work with (with your permission), if I can only get my own brain unstuck.

Hope all is well with you.

Peace,
Oscar

 

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