lovers

Tiger Square.

You had me sorted out of everywhere
at Tiger Square,
Baby Bear, I had your name behind my eyes that time – I…
You thought I was staging hunger games there in my chair but
I could swear I was just fine, just fine that time.
You swim laps in the ocean by the park
I wave to you from the boardwalk
My mother said to keep away from there, from Tiger Square
But she’s been gone now for so long. So long.
So.
I’m bleeding horse shoes. I’m stroking hair, I’m combing hair.
I’m rusted metal. I’m fallen rock. I’m falling rocks.
The captain calls the ocean from the dock.
Tide she says.
Tide she talks.
If the image gets all twisted, untwist it.
If the door gets unlocked, then it’s unlocked.
If the singing lifts your spirit, then sing it.
Sing, talk, sing, talk, sing, talk talk talk talk.
And every night that bleeds into the dawn,
We come back together and then we move on.
So don’t be afraid, Babe.
The goose with the truth is loose.
Your animal face, your animal face has cues, clues, and you’re cute.
And oh, I see you oh.
Oh I see you.

 

Girl in the Grass.

Hey girl in the grass, will you lay with me?
(I was calling for you in a dream)
I can’t believe reality.
When I’m calling for you in a dream.
No more heart breaks for a while ok, Babe
No more heartbreaks
we just need a little space for a while
we just need a break
every morning i can stay asleep or lay awake
I’ve stopped calling for you
stopped calling fakes
no more heartbreaks
here’s the story of the south
in all honesty
here’s an ear and mouth
that want you on repeat
and here’s a song for you, so don’t long for me
for a while, lay a while, ok babe, no more heartbreaks
Then lover let me in
hey girl in the grass
you wanna see some teeth?
there’s a dog out back but he’s friendly just like me
I’ll come around she said, you’ll see my bravery
just like that, just like that, ok babe?
no more heartbreaks
for a while, for a while, ok babe?
no more heartbreaks
Down on the sidewalk I wonder why we don’t talk and talk
Down on the sidewalk I dream us back to life, come back to life
I haunt the sidewalks, I wonder why we don’t talk and talk
I haunt the sidewalks, I dream us back to life come back to life
I’d leave my heart wide open on your bedroom floor,
I leave my arms wide open wide, wide open wide

 

The Modern Art Museum of the Modern Kiss Goodbye.

If we can steal into a dream on a black bird wing tonight
and shake the ghosts off nightly for one more kiss goodbye
If you’re addicted to the wicked where the witches never fly
you fall out of my pocket where you won’t deride, we don’t collide
and earth’s the sign that calls you
and then the darkness surrounds you
we were just kids that night the bells blew
just kids that night we broke through into the night
excuse me, miss, but when do we kiss?
when do we kiss?
cat’s eye, lift my spirit to a drunken opal sky
at the modern art museum of the modern kiss goodbye
black light, television, or the winking of an eye,
soundbite mystic vision in a dream tonight
the trees wave hi.
the trees say hi.
excuse me, miss, but when do we kiss?
when do we kiss?
I could love you so hard, I could love you with my life
It’s autumn in the graveyard why not breathe me back to life
I could love you so hard oh save me your softest side
Lost out in the garden in a dream tonight we get it right
Excuse me, Miss, but when do we kiss? When do we kiss?

 

Oh Yeah.

I’m fine I lied, but it was true.
The woman on the radio is you-know-who.
Wanna see what kind of puzzle we can get into?
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah.
I need a break from reality.
Lean against the wall and see the scenery.
Silence surrounds your touch
Like the woman on the radio, you ushered in a hush
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah
Hey Violet, I know how to dream
I can do it in my sleep
the jasmine creeps, the tangerines
the sideways streets and subway scenes
oh yeah
I know I don’t owe you
I know I don’t own you
I know I don’t know you
I know I know I hold to you
I know I know I broke through to you
I know I know I got through to you
Hey Violet, all your sounds and scenes
Elevate to lucid dreams
The columns and the balconies
I want to see and I need to see
oh yeah
I know I don’t owe you
I know I don’t own you
I know I don’t know you
I know I know I hold you
I know I know I broke through to you
I know I know I got through to you
I know I know i got through to you
I know I know I know

 

Purple Sage.

hey hey my purple sage
rabbit-eyed and owl’s age
can you take me where you take
every sinner’s shame away?
hey hey hey
hey hey hey
hey hey it’s the golden age
date night on the astral plane
no lion’s pride in lion’s way
all spirit guide vibration state
hey hey hey
hey hey hey
if i told you one more time
if i told you one more time
if i told you one more time what’s been on my mind
what would you say?
oh hey hey hey
i want to be your lover, i want to be your lover, girl
i want to be your lover, i want to be your lover boy
give me all you can now, i’ll give you all i can
i want to be your friend now, i’m already your fan
hey hey my purple sage
can i say it to your face?
my mother’s eyes, my sister’s grace
i’m hypnotized and shifting shape
hey hey hey
hey hey hey
if i told you one more time
if i told you one more time
if i told you one more time what’s been on my mind
would you stay?
hey hey hey
i want to be your lover, i want to be your lover, girl
i want to be your lover, i want to be your lover boy
give me all you can now, i’ll give you all i can
i want to be your friend now, i’m already your fan

 

Wander Through The Time of Hearts.

I could walk into this room and I be trembling
I could walk up to the moon and I could be howling. Hey.
Some things in life are better left alone she said
Some things in life are better left unknown she said
it’s all she said, then she left.
but don’t you fret, don’t you fret.
Wander through the time of hearts.
I could walk into this room and I could be traveling
I could walk up to the moon and I could be unraveling. Hey.
Some things in life are better left alone she said
Some things in life are better left unknown she said
it’s all she said
don’t you fret
I love you best
rest your head
Go wander through the time of hearts.
I know what I want and I know who I want to be
I know who I want and I know who I want to be with
Everything you’ve ever wished to know she said
Only everything you’ve ever wished to know, she said
That’s all she said
Then she left
I miss your breath
I love you best
Go wander through the time of hearts.
I know who I want and I know how I want to be
I know who I want and I know who I want to be
Everything you’ve ever wished to know she said
Oh only everything you’ve ever wished to know, she said
That’s all she said
Don’t you fret
I miss your breath
Go wander through the time of hearts

 

Lavender Light.

I became obsessed with communication and finding out a truth
and somewhere along the way I needed to find you
in my dreams, in my skies, your lavender light survives
in my dreams, in my skies, your lavender light survives
oh I might just love it when we touch
Hey love, all you need is your kindness
the right witches touch can uplift a heart
hey love, i’ve been guided to the lightness of your touch and the quiet of your love
oh i might just love it when we touch
oh this transformation is a must
oh this evolution is a must
oh this revolution is a must
we raise high the roof, raise high the roof beams high
and give a little wink to everyone we think might just be saying hi
in my dreams in my skies your lavender light survives
in my dreams, in my skies, your lavender light survives
oh i might just love it when we touch
oh this transformation is a must
oh this evolution is a must
oh this revolution is a must
Werewolves run, hon
Power to the movement
Flip it and reverse
What’s fun, huh?
Useless till you use it
come on back to earth
in my dreams in my skies
your lavender light survives

 

James Baldwin and the Diagonal Trance.

Hey babe.
I think we made it.
Have I loved you beautifully?
Do I carry your light with me?
Through this diagonal trance.
It’s an edible jungle here – there are mouseketeers and minuets.
And Marian.
We tried to make sense of the senseless.
We tried to make sense as best as we can.
Hey, my beautiful friend?
Do you remember the internet?
I don’t remember the internet at last.
Sweet lavender glances,
tie me up in a rope bracelet
and whisper soft, soft, soft.
Tie me up in a rope bracelet and whisper soft, soft, soft.

 

Wild Horses.

She told stories of the mysteries of the seven seas
she told stories like symphonies i was listening
a band of turquoise, heart opening, it was early spring
a band of lost boys hearts searching in the early spring
there’s a light in the drama of every day
and the peaceful knows her name
there’s a light in the drama of everyday
and the peaceful know her
Can I come see you in the gallery for your opening
can i come visit you in your studio room when you’re working
can i stand close to you in the balcony when you’re whispering
can i stand close to you will you listen when I’m whispering
there’s a bright transition of a shape
wild horses will always be the same
there’s a bright transition of a shape
wild horses

 

Barnacle.

Every time the music starts I can feel my aching, shaking heart. Hey wait (oh we were both fire signs). You hold on, dear, like a barnacle on a ship of fears, and I’m out here like an island on a sea of tears. If I could tear you away. I would.

 

Boxer.
What a drag not to know how you are, or which of us got the raw deal. I was a dagger but in whose heart? I was the dirt beneath whose wheel? Boxer, don’t knock me down. Writer, don’t write me out. Stranger, let’s not stay estranged. Lover, are we going separate ways? And don’t I get a say? Hey, hey, hey. What a drag not to know how you are. What a drag not to know how you feel. I tore the banner around your heart. I tore the banner that said “ideal.” Today I’m thinking of you in a new way.

 

Shepherd of the Stray Hearts.
Lion, be a father to the night. Lamb, be my dream of an afterlife. Silence, convince the lovers in their sheets to move in mists of effortlessness together as they sleep. I’d shy when I’d see you around. We were here at the same time in the same town. I asked for answers from the ocean waves. “If it’s meant to be then it will be,” they said. I wanted you. Bring them in so sweet, those hymns, sing them soft to me. Just like a shepherd of the stray hearts, leaving you whale bones in your front yard and a basket of spearmint on the gate behind your swing, and a white scarf around the cello cart you’re always pushing. I wanted you. Magnets find each other and I will be your lover and I will be your lover oh I oh I oh why oh why oh why?

 

Don’t You Want It?
The house is quiet since you left. And all the corners are unswept. I make alliances with the appliances, I try to get them to talk to me. Oh I once played romantic lead in your tragicomedy. The plot unfolded, I was left beholding all these new feelings life has to feel. What do you want, baby? Let’s do what turns you on. Don’t you want it? Don’t you want my love? Or do you know someone who does? You were wearing a roman wig and doing the porky pig. Mama, do you believe what you did conceive? Is this the future? A new reality? Uh huh. I’ve been trying to see past the future, like some future from the past. I’m in one of my new moods. I want to know if my dreams are true. I want to know if the best place to be is here with you. Uh huh.

 

Figure 8.
They try to shame us out of loving darling. But they don’t pray as hard as I ache. Oh I know I don’t want to live without it darling. I know I’ve had a taste of faith. They try to take our power from us darling. They try to break our figure 8. But I know I don’t want to live without it darling. I know I’ve had a taste of faith. I know you’ve always been on my side. I know you always will be. I’ll take you on a wild ride if you slip your ship into my sea. Na na na na na na na na anything you want. Na na na na na na na na anything at all. They try to wrap their fears around us darling, but they cant make you fear your own strength. Oh I know I don’t want to live without it. I know I’ve had a taste of faith.

 

No Regrets.
You weren’t lying when you claimed to be a mountain lion under the sky where all the mountains lie. You weren’t trying to be trying when you were denying that your heart is a fountain and a fire. But “no regrets,” I told my friend Bridget, and I made a little “no regrets” hand sign. Call your bets, the jury ain’t back yet from deciding what you already decided. If I know what you need, am I ever going to find you? You were applying a lip gloss shade named “Dandylion” when I realized I was painfully employed as your benign, dandy-pantsed, cowardly lion, and my last little piece of pride, it was destroyed. But “no regrets,” I told my friend Bridget, and I made a little “no regrets” hand sign. Cool your jets, the monkey’s coming back I bet from monkeying around with my time. Cast your spell, turn me on, touch me with your magic wand. Drunk on wine in an airplane with a fear of flying I realized you were never born to stay. And it was clear, in the foggy, endless atmosphere, I wasn’t born to chase you away. Don’t let the moon go down on you (I’m never gone too far).

 

The Boy Who Cried Wolf.
I’ve been called the boy who cried wolf, thinking it was love when it was just my glass half full. I jumped in some nearly empty pools, and hung around in dry fountains until I felt your pull. You washed the stigma from my hand. And I danced into a trance in the burning Nevada sand. Babe, I swear I’m on a path. I drove to the coast with my favorite women. And in my faded tuxedo pants I waded for my baptism. I picked a conch shell up and listened, and I stared down into its cup until I felt my prism shifting. Babe, I finally understand. My best friend is a witch and a wizard. She said, “go on head out west, go running with the lizard.” I touched the rose quartz in her hand and it felt like a pyramid in the promised land. Babe I finally understand. Go.

 

Peppermint.
We’re going to be waiting for a long time, but it’ll be worth it when we find what we find. And we wont be frightened, and we won’t be nervous, it’ll be perfect and right. We’ll find god in our lovers’ arms. We’re going to be healing for a long time, but we won’t be sleepless and we’ll get better each night. Because we’re not afraid of dying, we’re afraid of wanting never to die. You set your heart out in the graveyard. Go and get your heart back from the great beyond. And your milk tastes like breaking. And your wrists smell of peppermint. And you carry your sadness on your back like a tortoise, as protection. And you sleep with a blanket that you found on the pavement, and you cling to it. And you want to be righteous and you want to find guidance, but nothing’s come yet. But I read your stars in a mason jar and you’ll make love in the back yard, and we’ll find god in our lovers’ arms. We’ll redefine god as something that we want. Redefine god as something that you want.

 

To Be A Dancer (I’m Alive).
It’s all dead energies in this town. It’s all pedantry and pedigree in this town. I needed an answer. I needed a song. I want to be a dancer when the music comes on. It’s all stagnancy in this town. It’s all pageantry and monopoly in this town. It’s all hierarchy in this town. It’s all self-defeat, there’s no poetry in this town. I am alive. I can call your fake (I needed an anthem) and I can give your take (I needed a song) and I am here and brave (I want to go dancing) and you’re going to want me someday (when the music comes on). I am alive. Raise your flag, it’s do or die now.

 

Cedar Falls.
I believe in Cedar Falls. And I know I’m no miracle but I long to see your face dried from crying and learning that you love to live. If you ask a dead man what he’s learned from dying he’d say, “Give and give and give. That’s how you live.” I believe in Cedar Falls. And I know I’m no miracle but in the song about birds we were sailors watching them dive into the sea. You said, “that one up there calling out and crying, that one’s you and me. Plunging our hearts into the sea.” I believe in Cedar Falls. And I know I’m no miracle but darling like a little tree reaches up to the sun, would you reach for the warmth inside of me? Could you thrive on my love? Oh let me, let me love. I believe in Cedar Falls. And I know I’m no miracle but I hope to see you someday as a fountain and I hope you see me someday as a friend and I hope we meet on the other side of this mountain where we find out love don’t end. It just winds and turns and bends. I believe in Cedar Falls.