the Change I Wish to See

...and whatever else it takes to find my pants

1.08.2009

simply jane

she screams in darkness
'cause whispers are familiar
scares me half to death
just trying to remember how to feel
steals what she can get for free
'cause drama's worth the price
and sleepwalks this abduction
like she's been trapped for life
but when she laughs
you see what she hides
even chameleons let their guards down once or twice
she thinks these urban shadows are where she's meant to be
but there's no disguise that's fooling me
'cause i know
there's no escape for her
when she feels she needs one most.
that a shattered life ain't mended
by, god the friendly ghost.
she plays a role she hates on stage
for popcorn crowds in evening wear.
but i love the her they're scared to see
simply Jane when she's with me
on command she's song and dance
'cause protest albums don't pay rent these days
heels tap, to bugled taps for dreams
pushed way back on the shelf
that shooting star always aims at someone else
but when she laughs
you see what she hides
even chameleons let their guards down once or twice
she thinks these urban shadows are where she's meant to be
but there's no disguise that's fooling me
'cause i know
there's no escape for her
when she feels she needs one most.
and that a shattered life ain't mended
by, god the friendly ghost.
she plays a role she hates on stage
for popcorn crowds in evening wear.
but i love the her they're scared to see
simply Jane when she's with me
and she cries
'cause i can't rescue her from living
though i've tried to break the spell
and she cries
'cause there's no where to run from living
though i've tried to break the spell
 
  
and i know
there's no escape for her
when she feels she needs one most.
and that a shattered life ain't mended
by, god the friendly ghost.
she plays a role she hates on stage
for popcorn crowds in evening wear.
but i love the her they're scared to see
simply Jane when she's with me

3 comments:

LiLu said...

This is so not a TMI.

Lovely, though. :-)

Sara said...

Love this...

f.B said...

lilu: i know. i feel like i've let you down. but thanks. these posts are always the hardest.

sara: thank god. posting these is nail-biting