Look at those buggers
Who are looting the crash site
Taking the ring off your sweet little finger
That I gave to you when we got married

You're underwater
Now you're back where you came from
No stealing of beauty that would naturally
Flow from the center of all that you are
Your beauty must be rubbing off on me

If we had children they'd be lovely
And beautiful and posses a peace
And a strength and a depth in their eyes
And a soundness in heart
Even as they cry
And we as lovers bloom
Like lilies in midnight to taste our bellies
Before god we are witness
To currents we cannot control
Your beauty must be rubbing off on me

It's all the faces that you
Never had or that you'll never have
To the shivers you couldn't shake
The planes you didn't make
The hooks that didn't take off at night
In the window as you fight with the curtains to
Cover up your nakedness from the neighbor's gaze
Such a sweet display of nothingness of everything
Never mind these things are fine
The sweet tooth sunset forgets tonight

So let me say you look lovely in all of this
And let me say that the death that I fear
Could in part be a fear that
I'd lose you just as I found you
Don't be a stranger to the danger that is kissing you

Lyrics submitted by precobytes, edited by undine

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    General Commentyour beauty must be rubbing off on me... sigh
    catherinekson June 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about the Goddess, like all his songs (almost) "You're under water, now you're back where you came from", the ocean is a common metaphor for death and the goddess (who is death) Your beauty must be rubbing off might mean something like he is coming to know Her better and to see things from her perspective. Hawksley's ties to the Goddess are very evident if you are familiar with his poetry book, Hawksley Burns for Isadora
    Allistar101on December 12, 2005   Link

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