STreet Signs

These days are getting longer
There's a summer up ahead
There are bills out on the counter
But I'm laying in my bed

I'm staring at the ceiling
And the fan as it goes around
Its constant spinning motion
Feels a lot like my head right now

I caught a glimpse of you last night
Silhouetted by the evening light
Sitting at an old upright
And we sang together

And the sun began to rise
And bathed us with her light
And all the world seemed right
The moment that you entered

I'll drive down south, cigarette in my mouth
And an address written on my hand
With a bouquet and a button down
And the remnants of a man

I'll stare out at the street signs
Preparing every word I say
Needing to adhere to the script I wrote
And hoping that you'll do the same

Composure half restored
I show up at your door
Forgetting what I came there for
And I feel stupid

But as I look into your gentle eyes
Something comes across my restless mind
Maybe all love is to life
Is a lifeboat to get through it

In the midst of laughter
Memories will come on through
Engrained like the lines upon our palms
Or the gum upon our shoes

The valleys I have entered
You could send me to again
So I could run away, tail between my legs
And turn the TV on instead

I caught a glimpse of you last night
Silhouetted by the evening light
Sitting at an old upright
And we sang together

And the sun began to rise
And bathed us with her light
And all the world seemed right
The moment that you entered