Monday, May 10, 2010

Painted faces fill the places I can't reach

Use Somebody (live, cover) :: Bat For Lashes

monterey avenue
five and dime
she would hide lipstick cases
pretty pink pearl
in the deep pockets
of hand-me-down jackets
three older brothers
calling names
always growing

but there's a girl in here
you know
under the long sleeves
grass stain knees

she tells secrets to imaginary
friends and foes
sometimes they fight each other
duel at dawn
those times she can't sleep
bottle crash
you dirty whore
clash crash smash

but her mother smells of rose water
lights candles for the neighbor's sick boy
and aunt louisa
with her nine month sin

someday the hatch will open to the sky
and she'll sprout wings
grow bold
packages of promise tea
and a one-way escape hatch
for her and me

close your eyes and you will see

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