Sweater Weather

Beautiful Mistake

You'll be the woolen wearing thin

I will have slept so cozy in

No fit could ever be as fine

As that of yours adorning mine

It's true that when the day is done

I'm sure that any other one

Could shield the skin and dry the eye

But yours can cure the cold inside

What would you say?

What might me do?

If I admitted every bit of this

To you and only you

Suns's gone, let me put you on

You warm the welcome thaw of dawn

If ever were attainable

It would be worth the work to find

You'll be the woolen wearing thin

My arms had borne and broken in

The supple silken remedy

For any unfamiliar freeze

Every morning frost

Every frigid breeze

Every icy fall

Any cold at all

The Grapefruit Tree

Take a moment, catch your breath

Boy, you've worked yourself to death

Pluck your brain, plant it like a seed

See what blooms, you won't believe

But you've got to

Give it time

It'll grow

I don't know where we'll go

But when we're there, we'll know

And only when there is now

Is why is you is me

Will we truly have our reverie

In the shade of the grapefruit tree

Tricks of time, no soul's immune

Lucid, lucied, sun or moon

Snip that leash of second hand

Skyward sails our brain balloon

Still we've got to

Give it time

It'll grow

I don't know where we'll go

But when we're there, we'll know

And only when there is now

Is why is you is me

Will we truly have our reverie

In the shade of the grapefruit tree

Take your time

Watch it grow

I don't know where we'll go

But when we're there we'll know

Moment taken, breath a-caught

   (Plant it, pluck it, peel it

    taste it to reveal it ooooh)

Line's been blurred between real and not

   (Can't you fuckin feel it

    face it, don't conceal it ooooh)

Find yourself then shake your hand

Then you'll understand

That finally there is now

Is why is you is me

And we'll truly have our reverie

In the shade of the grapefruit tree

Sweet Pea

There's a certain special something to her

That you won't find in many other

     girls in the world today

It's hard to put to words but it makes me sure

     she'll find her way

Confidentially she's scared like us all

But on the surface is a stone wall,

     grinning, bearing, getting by

And holding on until the day her smile

     isn't just another lie

Go on, sweet pea, it's all in your able hands

Nothing that you can't do, don't you understand

Keep your head toward future opportunity

And don't forget just how much you mean to me

While you're gone

There's a certain shimmer there in her eye

You'll barely notice as you pass by

     but it speaks loud and clear

It says "you'd best look out, lemme tell you why

Ain't no room for your rules here"

Simultaneously she'll put you at ease

A silly smile and a little tease

     and she's friends with the world

You'll learn thing or two about love

     from living with this girl

Go on, sweet pea, it's all in your able hands

Nothing that you can't do, don't you understand

Keep your head toward future opportunity

And don't forget just how much you mean to me

 

While you're gone, we'll be here

Far away but always near

Even though you're own your own

You don't have to feel alone

No, you'll never be alone

Sweet Pea, there'a  long road ahead

But if you heard a word that I said

     then I think that you'll see

You deserve to take some pride in how proud

     you've made me

Go on, sweet pea, it's all in your able hands

Nothing that you can't do, don't you understand

Keep your head toward future opportunity

Go on, sweet pea, it's all in your able hands

Nothing that you can't do, don't you understand

Keep your head toward future opportunity

And don't forget just how much you mean to me

No don't forget just how much you mean to me

Please don't forget just how much you mean to me

While you're gone

Sell Me Your Worries

My mother's mother's mother used to say

Sell me all of your warties

    and they will be gone in a day

Now my mother's mother says to me

Sell me all of your worries

    and they'll disappear, wait and see

                           you will see

Down and out, love, is a feeling I know well

Let me pass a little bit of wisdom on

    from Grunny Meg and Grea-Grunny Belle

It's simple darlin'

Really all you've got to do

Is hold your hand out

As I gently give to you

A tiny, shiny symbol of my love

Call it yours and then you've

Sold me your worries

So sell me your worries, please

Days will come, dear

When it's all too much to bear

And although I'll never have a magic wand

I sure can show that I care

It's simple darlin'

Really all you've got to do

Is hold your hand out

As I gently give to you

A tiny, shiny symbol of my love

Call it yours and then you've

Sold me your worries

So sell me your worries, please

If I could fix it all

For you

No end to what I'd do

For you

Ti'l then I'll do what Meg

Would do

My mother's mother's mother made it clear

That love is power

I'll show you now, I'll show you here

It's simple darlin'

Really all you've got to do

Is hold your hand out

As I gently give to you

A tiny, shiny symbol of my love

Call it yours and then you've

Sold me your worries

So sell me your worries, please

Sell me every little worry

Sell me every little worry

You don't need them

Sell them to me

Sell me every little worry

Sell me every little worry

You won't miss them

Sell them to me

I know you didn't mean it

Say it again if you believe it

Take a look before you leave

     the world you once loved in your wake

And perhaps you'll see

It's not the way things have to be

But if not I'll know for sure

And although I'll never know why

I bothered to let you play the good guy

You were etched as such and so

      you'll stay a beautiful mistake

Love, while I decay

You'll live to see another day

But as far as I'm concerned

Let the sun rise

For you alone summon the light

Night, struggle as I might

Ingrains its shades of gray

And every day is dim

Withering away is easier than losing him

Here today and gone tomorrow, they'd say

And now I see what they mean

And I know you meant what you said to me

Maybe it's better that I try

To acknowledge the truth than turn a blind eye

The uncertainty is worse

      it bites and burns and suffocates

Sure it hurts but then

You pick the pieces up again

And there's nothing left to do

But emerge as stronger from this

And that's the thing about the darkness

Glimmers seldom seem earn brand new meaning 

      when the light abates

Snatch some up and save

Your catch for some new rainy day

When there's no one left but you

And watch the sun rise

And with the dawn, a better way

Day's just a night away

And only time will show

If every day is dim

If never letting go is easier than losing him

Here today and gone tomorrow, they'd say

And now I see what they mean

And I know you meant what you said to me

Lah oh way oh

Lah oh way oh

La-oh lah, la la lah oh way oh

Lah lah lah, la la lah luh-lah

Lah oh-la lah lay ah (2x)

And although I'll never know why

I bothered to let you play the good guy

You were etched as such and so

      you'll stay a beautiful mistake

But rather than decay

I'll earn a worthy love someday

And as far as I'm concerned

Let your torch burn

For more than one can light the way

Day, wallow as I may, is breaking

Overtaking all that lay in shade

When every day was dim

When letting the light within me fade

Seemed easier than losing him

Here today and gone tomorrow, they'd say

And now I see what they mean

And I know you meant what you said to me

  

Lah oh way oh

Lah oh way oh

La-oh lah, la la lah oh way oh

Lah lah lah, la la lah luh-lah

Lah oh-la lah lay ah

Bronze Goes Blue

Statuesque she stayed

As age upon her thin face played

A noble patina gradually grown

Told truths and tales unbelied

Her hard-earned verdigris,

Like moss on stone

Or flesh on bone

Was worn with coarse, unchosen pride

In pure organic harmony

As her bronze went blue

What could she do?

Weathered, worn, but beautiful too

Her bronze gone blue

Statuesque he stood

As stoically as one man could

Every year solid as the one before

And slowly grew the tinge of time

His hard-earned verdigris,

Once pale, now bore

A pigment more

Attuned to patient paradigm

A memoir bare for all to see

As his bronze went blue

What could he do?

Weathered, worn, but beautiful too

His bronze gone blue

It happened to her

It'll happen to you

It happened to him

It'll happen to me too

It happens to all of us, tried and true

Pray you'll see the day when you bronze goes blue

It happened to her

It'll and happen to you

It happened to him

It'll happen to me too

It happens to all of us, tried and true

Pray you'll see the day when you bronze goes blue

Statues we'll become

So hold on soft and don't run from

The many and varied trials life'll show

The good, the bad, the in-between

Allow that hue to grow

And that shade of blue

Will look good on you

And prove you never needed to

Ensure secure was all you'd know

And that your bronze stayed bronze

Rather face head on

Everything you do

Let you bronze go blue

It'll happen to you

It happened to him

It'll happen to me too

It happens to all of us, tried and true

Pray you'll see the day when you bronze goes blue

It'll happen to you

It happened to him

It'll happen to me too

It happens to all of us, tried and true

Pray you'll see the day when you bronze goes blue

All our bronze goes blue

Let your bronze go blue

All our bronze goes blue

Let your bronze go blue

Colder Inside

Heart's frozen

Bar's closin'

You must be goin but it's safer inside

Any moment

He could know it

An oath broken is a hard thing to hide

You could own it

There's a notion

But supposin'

His was even open

You'd be chokin' on any words you could find

So you'd rather stay

Afraid but miles away

And try your very best

To never have to say

Ain't a lock that needs pickin'

Just a clock that keeps tickin'

On and on

Breath frozen

Night's closed in

You should go in but it's colder inside

Keep on hopin'

He could cope and

Well, supposin'

You keep roamin'

Always known' that you can't win back time

Would you ever be

Fully free

Never having said

The only words that he really needs

Words that you truly mean

But you can't ever seem to retrieve

Ain't a lock that needs pickin'

Just a clock that keeps tickin

On and on

If

If you

If you froze right there

In

In his

In his driveway all alone

It

It could

It could not compare

To his scornful stare

That could turn you to stone

So you'd rather stay

Afraid but miles away

But someday you'll see

That you could never be

Fully free

Never having said

The only words that he really needs

Words that you truly mean

But you can't ever seem to retrieve

Ain't a lock that needs pickin'

Just a clock that keeps tickin

On and on

And on and on

Breath frozen

Night's closed in

Go in though you know it's colder inside