Curtains...I

curtains drawn
face pressed to the window
warm breath on cold glass
fingers tracing the pane

slipping
saw the light through the blackness
felt the door closing
kicked the chair away

you lived a million lifetimes
all in one day
you died a million deaths
with the wink of an eye
but this time
it's really goodbye

we got something for nothing
we listened but we never really heard
screaming
you were screaming in silence
in a joyless monotone
piercing our hearts

you lived a million lifetimes
all in one day
you died a million deaths
in the blink of an eye
but this time
it's really goodbye

now I stand in the doorway
and listen for footsteps
in this lonely place
curtains
I see they're still open
there's still time
but not much time

you lived a million lifetimes
all in one day
you died a million deaths
with the wink of an eye
but this time
it's really goodbye

there's still time
but not much time

©1982+1988 Jessie Jacobson

Jessie Jacobson: Lead & Backing Vocals, Guitars
Jarrett Lesko: Bass, Harmonica, Backing Vocal
Brian Bielski: Drums

Produced by Jessie Jacobson and Jarrett Lesko on AKAI analog 12-track 1988-1989.