Static and Vertigo

from by The Luxury



So I pull myself apart
Flesh and fear and fifteen years away to bones and beaten heart And if I slip and fall behind
I know you well, I know you’ll shine
Come on, the pedestal so well-designed for you

You are the last daydream
But you are a lasting dream
You are lasting

And I dream a knock upon my door
A shadow cast across the floor in sympathy You cover me again
Years on years, I think we’d know
We keep it close or we let it go
We are all or nothing, static and vertigo

You are the last daydream
You are a lasting dream
You, everlasting

And all my words contained in paper planes
Will fold the same, will melt in rain
Will only fly so far, will never breach your heart
But who ever asked forgiveness before they went too far?

And now I drink me down to sleep
Pray the lord my bones to keep intact for maybe one more winter For if I end where I began, I see no need to scream again
You heard me once, bring on the happy end

Lavender’s blue, dilly dilly, lavender’s green When I am king, dilly dilly, you will be queen
A penny for your thoughts my dear A penny for your thoughts my dear I owe you for your love


from Bones & Beaten Heart, released February 16, 2015
J. Dunn, The Luxury
features one chorus of “Lavender” by Derek W. Dick, used by permission



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