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Brian Holmes: Music

Statue And Cloud

(Brian Holmes)
"Statue and Cloud"

When I by your eyes am drawn to love, I fall.
I was a statue so far above the earth,
So cold, so hard, but well defined, forever still.
The kiss, so bold, so violently entwined.
Always wanting us to mold together on my high plateau.
Now I drop, heels first, towards you below.
Wondering if I'll hit you on the ground and hurt you there,
Or miss and with a dying sound, shatter myself.

Walk with me sister, I know you're alone.
My smile will save you, and my hand is warm.
And as the waning sun stretched your shadow on the grass,
Night grew thicker, the bottle became lighter,
And warmed a lucid past.
So you watched yourselves again and again,
Until his image became forever faded.

I witness my reflection in the water.
I stare into my eyes only to see, only to see,
The empty dryness of loss, the empty dryness of loss,
The empty dryness of loss.
I watch and watch, eyes in bloodshot eyes,
Until the water slowly evaporates, leaving only
The empty dryness of loss, the empty dryness of loss,
The empty dryness of loss.
The kiss, so bold, so violently entwined.

Now in the mist of my own dying love,
I need to see in front of me again.
I must not swim in memory, until it is destroyed.
Looking incessantly at her wavering features,
Blurred and distorted, I need the water gone.
Tears and tears collecting in a puddle on the ground.
The kiss, so bold, so violently entwined.

When I by your eyes am drawn to love, I fall.
Only if your love is thrown skyward, I'll become a cloud,
Soft, amorphous, and when we meet,
It will be without pain.
Cold, hard marble gone,
I'll warm you with my rain,
I'll warm you with my rain,
I'll warm you with my
Rain.