Candles in Our Corner

from by Adrian Morse

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I thought we could break the paradigm
but love keeps pouring in right through our eyes
so I shut them tight and the world drops dead
but the sounds, the touch, the tastes come flooding back inside my head

the white noise of the street, the static engine roar
the soft purr of you wanting more
and the passing flutter of your eyelashes against my skin
the sensation of us pulled together tightly in this moment that we’re in

there are candles in our corner
but they’re always melting down or burning out

you name me…right now, who am I to stand opposed?
my compass just keeps spinning, where it stops nobody knows
which way is it pointing? is it you that needs anointing?
or am I just pleased to sound so sincere without being so disappointing?

well, when we grow up, we’ll have to learn the hard way
with a handful of broken roses, we’ll get down on our knees to pray

still the night plays its symphony with notes like smoke just billowing
until they fall around our shadows with promises and broken dreams
and one of these days, I said, one of these days, I said:
“ONE OF THESE DAYS, WE’LL KNOW WHAT WE ARE”

well, when we grow up, we’ll have to learn the hard way
with a handful of broken roses, we’ll get down on our knees to pray
that one of these days things could all be fair
when what’s going down comes up for air
and then you and me will be, whatever we will
and then you and me will be, whatever we will

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from bright smile black eyes, released January 4, 2011
Pretty Misery Music© 2010

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Adrian Morse Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Based out of Philadelphia, Adrian is classically trained in composing for computers and a self-taught destroyer of stringed instruments. He is a veteran of countless musical missteps, unrealized bands, and aborted projects. His latest releases include a solo acoustic EP of (mostly) covers and the power pop band Readership. ... more

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