I fell into your eyes one night
And I’ve not been quite the same
In our dance around each other
In this endless, driven game
You told me that you liked me
Quite formally, but still
The way it was you said it
Made all my senses thrill.
So turn your head towards me
Move into my arms
Raise your face to kiss me
And I’ll meet all your demands
I love the lightness of you
Your vanities and all
Your frailties are an open book
But I’ll catch you if you fall.
Riding along a mountain road
I hit a rock one day
The back wheel jumped, the cliff came close
And I quietly said your name
I don’t know what you were doing
Or where it was you were
But whatever it was or wherever you were
I’d like to think you heard.
So draw your nails down me
And show me what you do
Let loose the drape of your long hair
And I’ll sift my fingers through
Entwine your limbs about me
And we’ll hold each other close
As you close your eyes and shiver
At the passing of a ghost.
On a dark night I heard the click
Of a safety catch come off
And then a scream of challenge
As the soldier aimed his shot
I froze and carefully raised my arms
As the lights shone in my view
And squinting at their silhouettes
I only thought of you.
So we’ll head into the sunlight
Of another tropic dawn
And the limpid call of birdsong
As we walk across the lawn
To the house of many chambers
With the stairs ascending higher
And at last we’ll lie together…
As the soldiers opened fire.