if you stand and reach your arms out wide

December 12, 2006

sailing through the tunnels
in the morning by yourself
there’s a very special feeling –
true sensation, all is well.

if you stand and reach your arms out wide,
close your eyes and try to fly
it’s an underground illusion
tricking you from side to side.

we knew all the answers
and we shouted them like anthems,

anxious and suspicious
that God knew how much we’d cheated.

it can’t come quickly enough
and now you’ve spent your life
waiting for this moment
and when you finally saw it come
it passed you by
and left you so defeated.

skyscrapers rise between us,
keeping me from finding you

if the concrete architecture
disappeared, there’d be so few
of us left to navigate and
defend ourselves from the tide
it’s an underground illusion,
tricking you from side to side.

there’s no indication of
what we were meant to be,
sucking up to strangers
throwing wishes to the sea.

it can’t come quickly enough
and now you’ve spent your life
waiting for this moment
and when you finally saw it come
it passed you by
and left you so defeated.

(The Scissor Sisters)

this song reminds me of the last night.  it kind of aches.

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