Starfish Fever


If you see the end of beauty

Won’t you take her a message for me

“I don’t know where I’m going for most of the day

But I’m coming home tonight”

We can build us a fire, if a fire’s what she likes

I’m going there tonight


Violet calm, before a sudden downpour

Awfully quiet like it sat outside of you

I might be wasting most of my day running down all over

Just to get next to you

We can tear out the walls

If it’s space, that’s what she likes

I’m going there tonight


Don’t she speak in pauses

“Hello love”

You know I love lost causes–

Both of us

In a quiet empty forest

She’s the wind between the moving trees


If I stray and fly the straight and narrow

Knock me down and drag off both my arms

I caught the starfish fever in the middle of the day,

But I’m coming home tonight

We can patch up the roof

If the stars are shining bright

I’m going there tonight


Don’t she speak in pauses

“Hello love”

You know I love lost causes–

Both of us

In a quiet empty forest

She’s the wind between the burning trees



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