Wednesday, February 25, 2009

“Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town”
Eddie Vedder
1964- American

I seem to recognize your face
Haunting, familiar yet
I can’t seem to place it
Cannot find the candle of thought
To light your name
Lifetimes are catching up with me
All these changes taking place
I wish I’d seen the place
But no one’s ever taken me there

Hearts and thoughts, they fade
Fade away

I swear I recognize your breath
Memories, like fingerprints
Are slowly raising
Me you wouldn’t recall
For I’m not my former
It’s hard when you’re stuck up on a shelf
I change by not changing at all
Small town predicts my fate
Perhaps that what no one wants to see
I just want to scream, “Hello”
My god, it’s been so long
Never dreamed you'd return
But now here you are
And here I am
Hearts and thoughts, they fade away

Hearts and thoughts, they fade
Fade away

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