It's our anniversary
I leave it ajar
And go outside
To look at the driveway stars

The crickets are chirping
They stop at my step
I stop my step
And they start up again

It's our anniversary and the bullfrogs
And everything that can sing is singing
its mating song

The soil is steaming
Grass is swooning
Guns or fireworks are popping
Down in the town
A woman is running
A man jumps up and down

It's our anniversary and you've hidden my keys
This is one anniversary you're spending with me

I slide in the front seat
The driver's side
To hot-wire and hightail crosses my mind
But still in the driveway
Fixed like stars
I flip on the headlights
And go back inside

The climate's controlled
While the battery dies
Clipping the wings
Of your morning flight

'The night will end in
Some form of excess
Pants around ankles
Too weak to fully undress

It's our anniversary
A celebration of
And here's to next year
Maybe you'll join me in my car
We'll drive together
But not too far

We are far from flowers
Cut and dried
So let us thrive let us thrive
Let us thrive
Just like the weeds
We curse sometimes


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    General Comment*That should say 'Some form of excess'.

    This song is beautiful, so full of glorious imagery. Although it is confusing, that this backdrop of such natural beauty (the sound of crickets, bullfrogs, stars, 'swooning' grass, etc) should be contrasted with the feeling that the other person in this relationship has to resort to hiding the man's car keys so he won't just drive off. 'To hotwire and hightail crosses my mind', eh? All is not perfect then. But I think that's good, I much prefer that this song acknowledges that relationships, especially as they age, aren't perfect even if there is still love present (as there is here I think).
    A very beautiful, humble, truthful song I think.
    tinfoilsallyon September 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentExtra verse in between 'Clipping the wings of your morning flight' and the second to last verse:

    'The night will end in
    Some for of excess
    Pants around ankles
    Too weak to fully undress'
    tinfoilsallyon September 15, 2006   Link

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