I see the towers and glass, the ultrasuede. It don't impress me.
They're just the markers in a silly game. When we were kids We used to play Monopoly.
But now the hotels are real, and I have to sit in them, and pay the rent, and watch the videos on TV.
Don't hold out thirty pieces in the form of a lifetime pension, and ask me to betray my own family. I've sat down at your table, and it's set with silver plate, But like the man once said, there's just some shit I cannot eat.
Yes maybe I have vampire fangs like you, And my eyes can gleam like ice, But no mistake, I'm just a Merry Man, And I've got you in my sights.
Yeah I'll fight you till we're both so weak we can barely stand; You'll yield or I will kill you if I can.
And if I play this game for keeps, It's you who made the rules, and heaven judge us both if we're fighting here like fools. I'll take the common road and give my friend a hand. You catch a ride to the castle gate. I'll stick with the band.
Out very late Eyes so bright as to be unnatural Walking about in the light of street lamps Hands shoved deep into pockets Gazing at the stars thoughtfully Fully conscious of the 3 A.M. silence Saying very little Listening listening And everything is quietly whispering Whispering very quietly And we hear the whispering grow to a soft murmur Soft light in the east begins to turn off the stars one by one They disappear And the light grows Still we walk about A bit chilly and Talking softly about important things Garbage trucks and lumber camps Important things And as all in the east grows indigo We sit at the edge of a vacant lot Watch the sun crawl over the horizon Glowing very bright pink Silent we are With the glow fading from our eyes now Simply smile and sigh and watch In the living room play chess As the sun scrubs the darkness away Renegade bands of light rout the fading shadows ... and --- we sighed a long sigh -- for awhile Then our minds curled up Like cats before a warm stove In a kitchen with a woman smiling 'round and Singing songs the words of which she does not know
Our true nature abides Like the sun in eclipse, Obscured by the dark disc Of a coal-eyed moon. The only difference is this -- The sun is obscured by a stone, While the shadow cast by flesh and bone Upon the inner eye Is at most a figment, At worst a lie.
An eclipse lays to rest the illusion that the moon is self-luminous, and reveals the sun to be the sole source of light. It has also been said that when the thinking mind is eclipsed in meditation, then only are the stars of the true nature visible.
I saw two spectres dancing in a mirror, enchanted with each other, in the darkness of an empty room, to music only they could hear. I saw the spectres powerless and begging, collapsed inside the glass in pain. The spectres longed to touch, but their world was all appearance and contact eluded them. Eventually I had to leave them so their suffering could end.
The moon bounces around the earth like an odd gear looking for a place to rest. Never finding it, She's taken to flirting with the situation, tantalizing all who view her with her endless oblique glances.
I was a young kid out of high school Way too soon She was a willow-wand Blonde as the sun The world was a hot place With water here and there The shade of the cool trees Was always where We would love With the innocence of childhood, With an angelic grace We would love Away all the hours that we could take We would love Like innocent flowers In eternal embrace It's time for love So throw off the chains, Don't be afraid to say
The kids come along then And love fills the room Her heart is open to every little wound She feels what they suffer, She makes it her own pain, And the only reward she asks Is to do it all again
Out of love with an innocence of childhood with an angelic grace It's just love She has in abundance It shows in her face A mother's love Is the one sure thing You'll take from this place A mother's love A mother's love A mother's love
You can buy her a card, son, Or any little thing Just one thing you must not Forget to bring Your innocent smile now, Your loving face That's the only treasure That can't be replaced She needs love 'Cause she has given all She had to you Wants your love There's no other thing That you have to do You need to give To the one who gave to you A mother's love A mother's love A mother's love A mother's love
Don't buy her a card, son, That's not quite the thing Unless it's got love, son, No joy can it bring Bring her a flower A kindly word Ease her hours as she fades Into the waning of the day
Yeah, I'm just an old guy But I know what I say A mother's love will not fade away No her love Will not fade Not today, not tomorrow, Not any other day A mother's love lasts forever Until that happy day When she finds her own mother In that perfect Mother's Day Mother's Day Mother's Day Mother's Day