Simple Lyric

SIMPLE LYRIC

Words: Brian Patten, Music: Caroline Lavelle

The space his leaving creates,
I have tried to fill
with bodies that numbed my skin.
In them I had expected to find his opposites;
I found only forgeries.

He’s away and I cannot breathe him in.

When I think of his sparkling face,
and of his body that rocked me this way and that;
when I think of his laughter,
his jubilance that filled me,
it’s a wonder I’m not gone mad.

He’s away and I cannot breathe him in.
He is a fiction I’ve made,
yet I cannot stop longing for him.
Craving sensation new flesh
cannot wholly calm;
perhaps it’s for more than him.

He’s away and I cannot breathe him in.

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