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Beaches & Rooves

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You both arrived at a difficult time
Reminded me to laugh and be free
Live lived outside, we tip-toed out across the shore
When the sun was no more, and those lights
Oh those lights, scattered on the sand

So seven thousand miles across the sea
There are two other waiting for me
Not sisters or mothers or lovers of mine, just friends
And I loved you both without hope or agenda or aim
And I miss you both with a strength that these words
Cannot possibly hope to convey, suffice to say
That beaches and rooves, they will always remind me of you

Life lived at night, we swapped questions and replies
In a language that was not your own
Live lived on high, on this roof a cold wind blows
As we shout to those below, and those lights
Oh those lights that from city buildings hang

So seven thousand miles away from me
There are two others I'm longing to see
Not sisters or mothers or lovers of mine, just friends
And I loved you both with all the honesty that I could muster
It seems to me that the time that we spent together could not have Possibly passed any faster
But beaches and rooves they will always remind me of you

These days I see your faces through an electric haze, a dim reflection
And maybe some day you will fly from your third nest, back to your second
And I will be here with my arms open wide, if I haven't
Found a new nest of my own

So seven thousand miles across the sea
There are two others, both beautifully free
Not sisters or mothers or lovers of mine, just friends
And I thank you both for the lessons that to me you gave
And I envy you both for the freedom with which
You enacted your airborne escape, but you remain
For the sands on the beach, and the winds on the roof
No they never shall fail to bring back the two of you

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from Duologues, released June 18, 2015

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