Song for Eliot

from by Ed Williams

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The evenings out against the sky
Half deserted streets where you and I
Explore the aching corners of our minds
Like patients on a table etherised
The yellow smoke that falls from window panes
Lingers on the pools that stand on drains
There’s time to murder and create
To lift and drop a question from your plate
I've known the evenings, mornings, afternoons
I've measured out my life with coffee spoons
And all that's left is you
I hear the dying voices dying fall
Beneath the music heard beyond the hall
I've know the eyes already known them all
When I am pinned and wriggling on the wall
But how should I begin to change my ways
To spit out all the butt ends of my days
When my weak spirit quickens to rebel
I've known my heart already known it well


from Social Disguise, released July 31, 2010
Written by Ed Williams. Arrangement by Cedar Rose.


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