The further from the edges
the further from the trim
The fewer the coats
the less you put in

I've got a drawer full of your notes
and word games that we played on planes
and five pages at least of you practicing
signing your first with my last name
Somewhere there's an orange on the table
somewhere there's a robe on the floor
and our writing on the wall is under three coats
of paint in an apartment we don't live in anymore

The further from the edges
the further from the trim
The fewer the coats
the less you put in

Laying eggs or even birth at all
A shoebox full of photographs from before the fall
Your dirty feet laid bricks below my hands

Somewhere there's an orange on the table
somewhere there's a robe on the floor
and our writing on the wall is under three coats
of paint in an apartment we don't live in anymore

The further from the edges
the further from the trim
The fewer the coats
the less you put in

I want to say you belong
but tell me how you thought that they would
react to your parrot colored song

When you are old and gray
I hope that someone holds you the way I would


Lyrics submitted by ancientvoices, edited by helmhammerhand

Old and Gray song meanings
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