Up the stairs, I hear music
Kicking and screaming
Wielding their toys in a boy's fantasy
While high up above me, the angels are singing
Together they're playing my heart's symphony

And somewhere you're putting on black satin velvet
Your porcelain skin is caressed by your hair
I don't know what you think when you look in my eyes
I just know that I wish I were there

My face in your window, a little boy fogging the pane
Tries in vain just to get one more view
If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride
And if wishes were trees, I'd be pining for you

I always feel tall when I stand by the ocean
I'm seventy inches above the blue sea
I look down my nose at the swells and tsunamis
But quiver when you're next to me
Oh, the irony

Up the stairs to my bedroom where my girl lies waiting
She's cold in my lap and a bit out of tune
Though she'd never hurt me, or ever desert me
If wishes were horses, you're my horse come true

And one thing I've learned from this bitter, cold world
In a lifetime of being my own valentine
The most beautiful sound in the world is the silence
Of eyes shining back up at mine

And sometimes I dream that I'm always on time
That the ones I've let down set their clocks by my knock on the door
No more watching or wishing
'Cause what kind of fool lets a jewel pass him by?
Slip through his fingers, and never knows why?
As the dream starts to fade then I wake up to find
Love came to me and I left it behind
And I'm sorry

Lyrics submitted by BleedorBreathe

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