So this is fucking off by degrees
and I suppose we turned out to be not-quite-Hawaii
but I can float back to sleep
cause at least you're lying to me
like music that dances from glowing apartments
as shadows entwine into a creamy darkness
like jewelry hung down from rich silhouettes
portrays on the sidewalk where wetness reflects
all the colours of evening and the onset of lights
like the promise of nothing, sweet nothing, tonight.

So this is enacting ecstasy
and I suppose we turned out to be bathroom graffiti
but I can float back to sleep
cause at least you're lying to me
like shoveling hope into the infinite us til the world surges in yelling, 'this is a drug bust'
might turn up the heat and make us into one person
but then the temperature plunges
and the predicament worsens
til we're a fleck of new snow on the eyelash of a cow and we melt away, melt away,

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    General CommentOne of my favourite Downie lyrics. It's about finding yourself in a relationship that's going nowhere but south, when the only comfort you can take from it is that you still care enough to lie to each other.

    The first verse gives us a good shot of loneliness as we're outsiders on the cold sidewalk imagining the warmth we can't have. The lies end up as cheap reflections of comfort and ultimately nothing is promised. Not-quite-Hawaii for sure.

    The second verse gets even more dismal with the realization that we'll end up nothing more (and nothing less sordid) than bathroom grafitti. No matter how much hope we shovel into this, sooner or later we'll be jerked back to reality.

    There's nuthin' like thinking positive....
    wonderdogon February 01, 2005   Link

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