She's like a frostfern in my head
The lamplight burns my eyes and then she fades away
My pencil's frozen in my hand
And the letter I can't write, it seems to be a desert without end

I woke up late at night
She called me up then disappeared
And the echo of her voice filled the empty places in my dreams
With the silent tide

She fades away
Again
She fades away
She fades away again,

Don't go now, please stay
My senses are cruising through a void
As pale reflections play on the deserted road
I hear a humming of machines

A distant sound like thunder
Crawling through the cold
There's no escape, I know,
I run around in circles without end

And the more the memory grows
Dissolving from reality
With the silent tide
She fades away...

... don't make me cry
This time, I've got to learn
I know, she won't return


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She Fades Away Lyrics as written by Marian Gold Bernard Lloyd

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    A gorgeous song with lines such as—she’s like a frostfern in my hand—“She Fades Away” figured strongly in some angelic performance art I had the pleasure of enjoying. Ariana was the frostfern that Pete could not write back to probably because it is tough to think of the right words to say to a love goddess that has shown up in the company of a rather beastly bodyguard.

    Ariana showed up then left. She came back and left again, doing this numerous times. Pete, being marvelously poetic, has some lyrically dancing lines in this song. After many years, she never did return. I doubt he forgot her though …

    In one particularly memorable rendition of this song, it was preceded by a PeeWee doll saying “Made ya look” and you know how tough it is to predict what line a talking doll will deliver when its string is pulled … Cosmic humor can be absolutely delicious.

    sillybunnyon August 05, 2006   Link
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    Anne Sexton

    She is all there She was melted, carefully down for you She has always been there, my darling She is, in fact, exquisite fireworks in the middle of February And as real as a cast iron pot

    sillybunnyon September 02, 2006   Link

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