I’m looking at you, Presque vu and Déjà vu. These liaisons just aren’t funny.

 

Lyrics:

I’ve got a lot to say, I just don’t know how to say it
I know all the rules, I just can’t seem to play it
You can tick the boxes, follow the equation
But the knife wont budge until you learn patience
I’ve got notes to sing, I just can’t reach the words
They’re out on the ledge in the dark with the birds
But I’m trying to find them inside of you
Take my brain and break it in two

Melody,
you’re the only one who saves me
Out of the cold you take me
(Set me on fire)
You save me
(Set me on fire)

Melody,
all I want is to remember
what came before this winter
(Set me on fire)
Save me
Set me on fire

I’ve got a rock between my heart and mouth
I know how it got there but I can’t pull it out
And the bones that once moved my fingers over keys
Are protesting in fist on my knees
Gotta find a way to unzip my skin ’cause this is a stranger’s I’m living in

Melody, you’re the only one who saves me
Out of the cold you take me
(Set me on fire)
You save me
(Set me on fire)

Melody, all I want is to remember what came before this winter
(Set me on fire)
You save me
Set me on fire

(What came before the winter)
Set me on fire

Melody, you’re the only one who saves me
Out of the cold you take me
And set me on fire
You set me on fire

Melody, all I want is to remember what came before this winter
(Set me on fire)
Save me
Set me on fire

Melody, you’re the only one who saves me
You set me on fire

it’s time to sleep

the reckoning and the reasoning and the ripening and then the sneezing

the forces unmeasured in the revolt and then the squeezing

of the music into lifelines that drip with hoped unheeding

and she’s covering her ears so no one sees the internal bleeding

with the streams of the thoughts she cannot appropriate

and the dreams and the oughts that she cannot estimate

within her fevered running soul that’s forgotten where it’s been

the itching of the scratch is not at all what they said it’d seem

and she holds the words in front of her in hands that shake with dread

they’re in her own heart language but unrecognized instead

in their current configuration that has come from somewhere other

and if only she could sleep now…