Starting Square

from by Lucy Wainwright Roche

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hello and from there where else can we go hello
a song i’m expected now to play along with a song
you crook just a boy sitting there with his book and a smile that the camera took
leaving you just the same as you always looked

as for me i’m as changed as a girl can be can’t you see
that i’ve flown to the edges of the earth and home i’ve flown
from your chair i can tell you can tell it from there that i may have been everywhere
but i’m back back to the starting square

in my nights i have bargained with the eastern lights
in my nights we’ve met and the trouble was no trouble at all to forget
dreaming we spoke chalked it up to a terrible joke and then we each took a hold of the rope
with one match and the problem went up in smoke

it’s just there / it’s not right or wrong or fair it’s just there
a big heart a rotten ending and a fumbling start a big heart
and isn’t it so that when i see you at the end of this show that we’ll start with the places we know
and walk long down the road that we always go


from Lucy, released October 1, 2010



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