I wish that you would hold me,
As dusk brings the end of day,
And all my aching troubles,
Would get up and fade away.
Like shadows they would leave me,
Cast long in evening air,
But then you switch the light on,
And the shadows go elsewhere.
Darling, reach inside me,
There’s a storm behind my eyes,
I’m trapped in life and body,
I’ve grown crooked, to despise.
Take the fire out, leave me empty,
And kiss the stars goodnight,
I will blur the lines of emptiness,
Or calm behind the eyes.
If you held me I’d die happy,
I could pass soundly in my sleep,
I just need to think that if I did,
Over me you’d weep.
And I’d look down from three feet up,
And smile softly too,
That I didn’t waste twenty years,
But when you leave I know I do.