When the rooks were laid in piles by the sides of the road, they were crashing into the aerials, hanging from the laundry lines. And, gathered in a field, they were burned in a feathering pyre, with their cold, black eyes.
When the swallows fell from the eaves, and the gulls from the spires, the starlings, in millions, would feed on the ground where they lie. and the ambulance men said âthereâs nowhere to flee for your life,â so we stay inside, and weâll sleep until the world of man is paralyzed.
Oh, the falconer awakes to the sound of the bells. Overhead, and northbound, they are leaving his life. And each empty cage just rings in his heart like a bell, underneath these cold stars, in their trembling light. And he cries, âAmen, let their kingdom come tonight. Let this dream be realized.â
Oh, ev'ry foe that ever I faced The cause was there before we came And ev'ry cause that ever I fought I fought it full without regret or shame But the dark does die As the curtain is drawn and somebody's eyes Must meet the dawn And if I see the day I'd only have to stay So I'll bid farewell in the night and be gone
Some days it gets completely crazy And I feel like howlin' at the moon Then sometimes it feels so easy Like I was born with a silver spoon Other times you just can't reach me Seems like I've got a heart of stone Guess I need my solitude And I have to make it on my own Well, I guess I'm going A.W.O.L Disconnect my telephone Just like Greta Garbo I want to be alone
Yes, my guard stood hard when abstract threats Too noble to neglect Deceived me into thinking I had something to protect Good and bad, I define these terms Quite clear, no doubt, somehow Ah, but I was so much older then I'm younger than that now
In 1984 I met my first real love. Her name was Angie and oddly at first I was not only unimpressed but didn't much care for her. She grew on me and soon we were in a hot and heavy love affair. First love is all consuming and ours was no different. We were young, both broken in our own way and yet full of life and terrible for one another but so deeply in love. We ended up strung out on cocaine and supported our habits by hustling pool and selling dope for some cuban guys I had met while bartending. She died under some sketchy circumstances in 1987. I was devastated. Angela Gail Nott 10/1/61 - 8/4/87 RIP Babydoll. I still love ya
Angie, Angie When will those dark clouds all disappear Angie, Angie Where will it lead us from here With no lovin' in our souls And no money in our coats You can't say we're satisfied Angie, Angie
You can't say we never tried Angie, you're beautiful But ain't it time we say goodbye Angie, I still love you Remember all those nights we cried All the dreams were held so close Seemed to all go up in smoke Let me whisper in your ear Angie, Angie
Where will it lead us from here Oh, Angie, don't you wish Oh your kisses still taste sweet I hate that sadness in your eyes But Angie Angie Ain't it time we said goodbye
With no lovin' in our souls And no money in our coats You can't say we're satisfied Angie, I still love you baby Everywhere I look I see your eyes There ain't a woman that comes close to you Come on baby dry your eyes Angie, Angie ain't good to be alive Angie, Angie, we can't say we never tried