Stonefruit

Wanna taste that peach?

That one way up there?

It knows it’s out of your reach

And it ain’t fair, but it don’t care

 

Cause baby it’s a stonefruit

Soft and sweet on the outside

Oh, it may be lush to the touch

But don’t you dig too deep

Cause baby with a stonefruit

Once you get to the inside

Oh, it’s just a poison pit

So boy, just quit while you’re ahead

And get with me instead

 

Can’t deny it’ll please the eye

Titillate the tongue

But if you want it all

Oh, you gotta swallow that hard rock heart, that lumpy lung

So think twice before you bite

 

Cause baby it’s a stonefruit

Soft and sweet on the outside

Oh, it may be lush to the touch

But don’t you dig too deep

Cause baby with a stonefruit

Once you get to the inside

Oh, it’s just a poison pit

So boy, just quit while you’re ahead

And get with me instead

 

What turned your heart to stone?

Wonder why you’re lovely yet alone?

Well, it’s no one’s fault except your own

 

Go ahead, have your fill

As long as you know

When sweetness ends, as sweetness will

And all that’s left’s a bitter told-you-so

Don’t come crying to me

‘Cause you see

You ain’t ever gonna be sated in your soul

 

So my dear

Save yourself the trouble and the tears

And the ultimately unfulfilling years

And don’t say I didn’t warn you

No, don’t say I didn’t warn you

 

About a stonefruit

Soft and sweet on the outside

Oh, it may be lush to the touch

But don’t you dig too deep

Cause baby with a stonefruit

Once you get to the inside

Oh, it’s just a poison pit

So avoid that shit

And quit while you’re ahead

And get with me instead

Lilacs

Fragrant sting of signaled spring

A tune you lost but loved to sing

When now was then

And if you see that song in me

Let silence hold your elegy

Until it’s time to love again

And i’ll meet you where the lilacs bloom

 

Lay down your lilies

Once your eyes have dried

A new bouquet’s round the corner

In the meantime

 

Aromas scheme to fill the stream

For glassy eyes too bruised to dream

For dreaming hurts

When every scent means hours spent

Wondering where the feelings went

And what they meant, and who was first

And what if you saw a lilac bloom?

 

Lay down your lilies

Once your eyes have dried

A new bouquet’s round the corner

In the meantime

I’ll be patient, don’t you worry

Worst thing you could do

Is hurry into loving someone new

 

Oh, the seasons change and so will you

And maybe soon, you’ll let a lilac bloom

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 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

And it says, “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 will learn a 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 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

 

While you’re gone, we’ll be here

Far away but always near

Even though you’re on your own

You don’t have to feel alone

No you’ll never be alone

 

Sweet pea, there's 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 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