In a dream I saw the summer bleeding azure cross the city
And the city bleeding sapphire o’er my shoulders,
Like those memories
All shimmering, all crystalline, and tied ‘round broken branches
Held above the heads o’ phantom children
Massed on either side o me

In a dream I saw the words all rise from well-thumbed cracklin’ pages
Saw the words boilin’ on sun-kissed stones
All shades of saddest poetry
I tasted every syllable o’ those mournful, dawn-light verses
And I gathered them and swallowed them
And felt them swell inside o’ me

She’s all needle-eyed again and he’s all slung cross line again
And somewheres ‘tween the two, a song…
They’ll dance around that melody, they’ll kiss in G and fuck in C
They’ll fall, the song still skips along…

In a dream I saw a cancer spittin’ rabid over youth, I saw
A generation crucified ‘neath
Middle Eastern skies, I saw
The dimming of the streetlights and the snarling of the rifles
And God and gods all lashed I saw
The guilt burn back their eyes, I saw

A consciousness all colours of the morning ‘gainst the windows
And the rain all tippin’ tappin’ at the glass
My hands are pressed upon
A whisper as a slipstream, as a burst of August radiance
The blooming of those promises
I lay my dreams to rest upon

A circle all electric hiss, and tongues entwined and smoke-rings wisp
And weave and paint the pulsin’ sky
A triangle, a trinity, a triptych points to you and me
And something else still undefined

As I wake I hear the slinkin’ of a record someone’s playin
In the room beneath this room all strewn with
Fragments of the night before
I woke and I heard fusion, I heard Bitches Brew all oozin’
From the speakers stacked beside her
Three abreast upside the bathroom door

The day is tricklin’ glorious across those skyways ‘head of us
And somewhere to the left of us
A song worth singin’ waits for us
A lyric speaks to none but us, and yes, on loan to all of us
A tune played in the key of us
On strings plucked someplace under us


Lyrics submitted by armsaimedatthe_sun

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