LYRIC

I used to come here to think
I used to watch the crowds of animals and clowns
spitting shortwave, dripping ink
half a worry here, half a note there

you looked so beautiful
Anita Ekberg in the fountain
such a spell on you
crashing wildly through the waltz

any other time but now
when I’m looking in, not out
any other time your tongue would fill my mouth
I was wrong to try
but I thought I’d find
my reflection in your eyes

but now I come here to be seen
my usual table here at the bottom of the stairs
they keep their steely eyes on me
half a wonder here, half a glance there

you look so beautiful
Anita Ekberg in the fountain
nature’s chemicals
roundly wound up in the warmth

any other time but now
when I’m looking in, not out
any other time your tongue would fill my mouth
I was wrong to try
but I thought I’d find
my reflection in your eyes

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