The Graveyard Near The House

Album: All At Once (2011)
  • The other day when we were walking by the graveyard near the house
    You asked me if I thought we would ever die
    And if life and love both fade so predictably
    We've made ourselves a kind of predictable lie

    And so I pictured us like corpses
    Lying side by side in pieces
    In some dark and lonely plot under a bough
    We looked so silly there all decomposed
    Half turned to dust in tattered clothes
    Though we probably look just as silly now

    Bye, bye, bye, bye, bye, bye to all this dog-eared innocence
    I can't pretend that I can tell you what is going to happen next or how to be
    But you have no idea about me
    Do you?

    And it left me to wonder if people ever know each other
    Or just stumble around like strangers in the dark
    'Cause sometimes you seem so strange to me, I must seem strange to you
    We're like two actors playing our parts

    Did you memorize your lines? 'cause I did
    Here's the part where I get so mad I tell you I can't forget the past
    You get so quiet now and you seem somehow like a lost and lonely child
    And you just hope that the moment won't last

    Bye, bye, bye, bye, bye, bye to all this dogged innocence
    I can't pretend that I can tell you what is going to happen next or how to be
    But you have no idea about me
    You have no idea about me
    Do you?

    So there's always a way around
    There's something tying our feet to the ground
    A moment passed we hear how it sounds
    Then it seems a little less profound
    Like we're all going the same way down
    Yeah we're all going the same way down
    I'm just trying to write it all down

    'Cause I write songs and you write letters
    We are tied like two in tethers
    And we talk and read, and laugh and sleep
    At night in bed together
    And you wake in tears sometimes
    I can see your thoughts flash across your eyes
    They say darling will you be kind, will you be a good man and stay behind
    If I get old?

    And then the letters all pass through my head
    With the words that I was told
    About the fading flesh of life and love
    The failures of the bold
    I can list each crippling fear like I'm reading from a will

    And I'll defy everyone and love you still
    I will carry you with me up every hill
    And if you die before I die I'll carve your name out of the sky
    I'll fall asleep with your memory and dream of where you lie
    Maybe better to move on and to let life just carry on and I may be wrong

    Still I'll try
    'Cause it's better to love, whether you win or lose or die
    It's better to love, whether you win or lose or die
    It's better to love, and I will love you 'til I die Writer/s: MIKEL FRANS JOLLETT
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
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