Kimberly

  • The wall is high, the black barn
    The babe in my arms, in her swaddling clothes
    And I know soon that the sky will split
    And the planets will shift
    Balls of jade will drop and existence will stop

    Little sister, the sky is falling
    I don't mind, I don't mind
    Little sister, the fates are calling on you

    Ah, here I stand again in this old 'lectric whirlwind
    The sea rushes up my knees like flame
    And I feel like just some misplaced, Joan of Arc
    And the cause is you lookin' up at me

    Oh baby, I remember when you were born
    It was dawn and the storm settled in my belly
    And I rolled in the grass and I spit out the gas
    And I lit a match and the void went flash

    And the sky split and the planets hit
    Balls of jade dropped and existence stopped
    Stopped, stop, stop

    Little sister, the sky is falling
    I don't mind, I don't mind
    Little sister, the fates are calling on you

    I was goin' crazy, so crazy, I knew
    I could break through with you
    So, with one hand I rocked you
    And with one heart I reached for you

    I knew you're a youth, was for the takin', fire on a mental plane
    So, I ran through the fields as the bats with their baby vein faces
    Burst from the barn and flames in a violet, violent sky
    And I fell on my knees and pressed you against me

    You're soul was like a network of spittle
    Like glass balls movin' in like cold streams of logic
    And I prayed as that lightning attacked
    That something will make it go crack

    Something will make it go crack
    Something will make it go crack
    Something will make it go crack

    The palm trees fall into the sea
    It doesn't matter much to me
    As long as you're safe, Kimberly
    And I can gaze deep into your starry eyes, baby

    Looking deep in your eyes, baby
    Looking deep in your eyes, baby
    Looking deep in your eyes, baby
    Into your starry eyes, oh

    Oh, oh, in your starry eyes, baby
    Looking deep in your eyes, baby
    Looking deep in your eyes, oh oh

    Oh, oh, looking deep in your eyes, baby
    In your starry eyes, baby
    Looking deep in your eyes, baby Writer/s: ALLEN GLOVER LANIER, IVAN KRAL, PATTI SMITH
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
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