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Colour & Bruise

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Late nights, and day trips, and journeys home by car
Train rides and loose lips, the easing of our guards
And the hours they passed, and the sun it set
And we sat down to watch

She's wearing every colour that you could care to name
And any smile you give her, well she'll greet you with the same

It has not crossed her mind
She shall remain naïve
She shan't respond in kind
She knows not what she does to me

Pavements and music, putting names to faces new
Scalding my bad habits, the push and pulling of our views
And I washed her clothes and she washed mine
And we sat and shared our meals

I took a trip to see her and she met me at the gate
Not knowing that I've tried and failed to give her up for my well being's sake
You'd trip and fall and bruise yourself just to coax that laugh again
Which of us could turn our back on such a sweet refrain

I do not plan to pry
As to how much she has seen
The stakes are now too high
I can't stand what she does to me

And she won't listen to my words
But oh, she must have seen, she must have heard
I'd carve them in the dirt
Into the trees my words I'd burn
I'd etch them in the earth
I'd teach the winds to use my tongue when they converse
If I thought then she'd learn
Oh if I thought that that might make my words stand firm
And so to admit I am ashamed that I'm still hers
If ever the tide should turn

I struggled to believe her as by her side I lay
And hoped her place there in my bed would cease to mock me by the breaking of the day
To linger on the looks too long a game too dangerous to play
To think how close and yet how far could drive this man insane

I think she's heard the sigh
And felt these eyes so keen
She's seen it by and by
She knows just what she's done to me

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from Duologues, released June 18, 2015

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