December 29, 2013 § Leave a comment
Just getting everything ready for recording Aether on January 2nd, which means writing up the lyrics for Jack Byrne. I wrote a waltz while I was in Paris this summer. I think it’s become one of my favourites.
There’s a place that I know – you know, we could be
Like shades on a screen –
With you, whatever you’d need me to do
I could do – and could forget what I mean
With my hands in your hands I’d give up who I think that I am
And if you come as a stranger to me I could lose who I am
Do you feel it? Within and around us –
There’s nothing to hear, and nothing to see,
But here – just the flood of your hair to surround us,
Just you, where a message might be.
With your hands in my hands I’d give up who I think that I am
And if you come as a stranger to me I could lose who I am.
It’s a sad thing, a small thing to offer
Not quite what you deserve me to be –
This truth – I can’t need you so much as I need to
Desire your desire in me.