I wasn't there
But my mother swore she saw the angel Gabriel
The day that I was born

I never dreamed
Anything like that
But I remember giving my new brother
Half my toys

That's how we lived
And to mouth and spirit, never fearing
We'd grow up like the jesters that we were

And when we'd weathered their storm
They brought us wine
But we turned our glasses over
Didn't shake our heads or notice
When they said, 'Excuse me, sir?'
They did not realise
We would carve them into time

Time brought us well
Well beyond the reach of anyone
We both had won together in the rain

Still, it must come
As he stopped to light a cigarette
I walked ahead
We never were the same

And he bled dirty red wine
And I drank gin

As the miles grew thick between us
And I read my Shakespeare, dug my grave
And he swam the horizon, his new friend

And I woke up
On the sidewalk
Just another night of soft decline
I wonder where my shoes went
As I'm walking into traffic signs

I meet him
But he calls me brother, joy and lover
No more
This is too much
All at once

And at last we stand eye to eye
But he looks so tall
And I don't know how it happened
But the days have gone; we were so young
But we both turn
And we both say
"Yes I know
I would turn you into stone."

Lyrics submitted by cmong

Gin song meanings
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