"Brooklyn Fawn" as written by and Matthew Morris Pond....
there's a fawn with brown eyes
a broken hoof from brooklyn stars
a summer night
i dreamt i learned how not to speak,
let go of words,
let go of her - to let her be
there's a fawn in all my dreams,
i guard the sun,
i guard the moon - i don't need sleep
with my mouth i shake the leaves
your eyes get wide you want to leave
when i write my clumsy heart
will crack it's cage, shoot stars apart
last night i tore through the cupboards
the medicine already gone
i stumbled past the discovery
willing and waiting for dawn
i believe i know what's right
what comes into long brooklyn nights
with belief the moon will rise,
give to the shore then turn the tide
there's a fawn of city trees,
of sidewalk trees she won't belong,
no not to me

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    General CommentEasily, my favorite from 'The Dark Leaves.'
    GimmeAJeepon October 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWhat a hauntingly beautiful song. It is incredible how well Matt can articulate emotion into lyrics and music. This song is about seeing someone so beautiful and being so incredibly attracted to them, yet having to cope with the fact that she "won't belong, no not to me." It paints a picture of seeing the one you want and the pain that comes with not being able to have them.
    MrMcShizznitton September 30, 2014   Link

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