Dark Tonight

from by Jenna Paone

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daylight is fading
the twilight is taking its place
and the streets should be busy
with the dance of their dizzying race
but they’re bare as a stranger’s goodbye
still as a hurricane’s eye
and hard as their lanterns may try to shine bright
they’re dark tonight

wine goes undrunk
lingerie trunks hold their locks
windows stay closed ‘cause there’s
no cyranos throwing rocks
and the crickets lay down their bows
the fireflies give up their glow
and even the old bayou ghosts have slowed
their waltz tonight

‘cause we’ve got it all
all the love in the world
it’s
more than we’ve been promised
more than we deserve
and it’s
all wrapped up in our kiss
the world will be lonely tonight
for the sake of us

come a bit closer
we’ll roll the clouds under our heads
swing cherry trees in a canopy
over our bed
and we’ll drink in the magic we’ve found
‘til the last of our candles burn down
‘til all the shadows around us have drowned
in our charmed delight

‘cause we’ve got it all
all the love in the world
it’s
more than we’ve been promised
more than we deserve
and it’s
all wrapped up in our kiss
the world will be lonely tonight
for the sake of us

oh, bliss like this
can’t last very long
you blink and it comes
then you blink and it’s gone
like a comet it clips
as you try to hang on

so kiss me, my love
won’t you kiss me
for time will not wait
tomorrow is coming
and with it the tide you must take
and hold me now close as you can
for now may be all that we have
but perfect is
how our hands
command what grandest
hours they like
oh the streets are dark
tonight

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from Hammers & Strings, released October 1, 2014

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