days in a row

I had almost missed the show

I have many ways to go

I am bouncing to and fro

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night‘s closing down

I am sleeping with a frown

on the land I seem to drown

I am a king, where is my crown?

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what, what would you bring about?

is it poison, is it beauty,

is it pain?

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what, what would you bring about?

so I rearrange my mind

sorting sense of an ancient kind

would it be helpful to be blind

to detect the language

of the rain

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did you get it right

or did I get you wrong?

who sold my intimacy

and who betrayed my song?

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who was in my heart

when love was close at hand

when nothing was the matter

and matter had an end?

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what is on the shelf

within the pages of our friends

within the perfume of the past

within the letters noone sends

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what‘s between the sheets

when all the talk has ceased to sighs

when all the clouds have heard their names

when all the birds have told their lies

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please play me your song

because I have to get along

sometimes desire is too strong

I‘m so afraid you‘d get me wrong

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please sigh me a sigh

because the waves are running high

within the sins I do deny

among the mercy going by

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© RJH