Leaning into the Afternoons

secret song

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(Birmingham, 2007)

the clouds in your eyes remind me of how i feel
the river will rise on all the secrets i conceal
i’m following you, somehow i’ve fallen so far behind
and lately i feel i’d rather not believe love’s blind

crazy, it used to be so clear
last you happened to come so near
i’m choking on this swallowed fear
crazy
it used to be so
crazy

i’m feeling so good i’d love to die here like this
i’m feeling so strange, screams are tangled up with bliss
when i’m afraid i find a thousand ways to laugh
when i’m alone i forget you any way i can

once when i was younger (twice if i were true)
i think i caught a glimpse of someone somewhat close to you
but then, you’ve got me tangled in the branches of your tree
don’t forget a grain of salt for my grasp of history

crazy, it used to be so clear
last you happened to come so near
i’m choking on this swallowed fear
crazy
it used to be so
crazy

you can help me here, i’m running out of things to say
you could always whisper that you’ll love me anyway
over your shoulder there’s pigeons nesting on saints
an almost perfect metaphor, but only in my mind

crazy, it used to be so clear
last you happened to come so near
i’m choking on this swallowed fear
crazy
it used to be so
crazy