You in your coat
Writing a note,
"dear sal, i hope you'll agree..."

Then catching a bus,
Just after dusk,
A one way trip to the city.

A cold water flat.
A hot plate,
A hat.
The want ads are strewn on the floor.
And you get so mad, when your ma and dad
Reflect when you look in the mirror.

But i see you there
Nude at the top of the stairs
(but so far away)
And i recall all
Your dreams and your schemes
Moving me.
The plans that we made,
A street serenade

You can't be like your brother and mike,
Content just to live and get by.
I hope that your fine,
At 13th and 9.
Waxing or waning?
Your call.

But i see you there
Alight at the top of the stairs
But so far away
And i recall all your
Hands and your plans moving me
The sense that it made
A street serenade.


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    This is such a pretty song. Does anyone have any ideas on the song? I absolutely love the lyrics.

    perilous_melodyon May 09, 2006   Link
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    My idea was that it's about a girl who doesn't want to just stay where she is, she wants something more in life, and he wants to go along with her.. hence the question, waxing or waning?.. is this just the beginning of their time together, or is it coming to an end? And from the chorus, I gather that he doesn't want it to be the end...

    That's what I get from the song.. and right now I sort of feel the same way.. my girlfriend is a grade ahead of me, she just graduated a few days ago and at the end of the summer she's going to the University of Vermont, while I'm stuck here for my senior year of high school in Pennsylvania.. I don't want this to end, so it's up to her, is our relationship waxing (beginning) or waning (ending)? It's really a beautiful song, I think.

    ShelmerdineFan72on June 07, 2006   Link
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    the last stanza is actually:

    But I see you there A light at the top of the stairs But so far away And I recall all Your dreams and your schemes moving me The sense that it made A street serenade.

    [rox]ur[sox]on February 02, 2008   Link
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    Listen to this song & then listen to Favorite Blue Raincoat by Leonard Cohen. This whole album is fantastically tied together.

    cornbreadturneron June 26, 2011   Link

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