Pictures In My Head

you said this was forever
you said I was the only one
I close my eyes
I see your lips move
soft and pink
I feel your skin breathe

cross fade to real time
a flash back in stop-frame motion
I never heard one word that you said
but I still paint these pictures in my head

this was forever
I was the only one
I close my eyes
I taste the acid of your words
you had me tongue-tied

cross fade to real time
a flash back in stop-frame motion
I never heard one word that you said
but I still paint these pictures in my head

painted with the broadest brushstrokes
splashed across the color field
tainted with a touch of sadness, so real
sadness that’s real
sadness, so real, I feel
these pictures in my head

and if that was forever
well then what is this
that stretches outwards
soft and slow
it snakes around me
nestled in the never never
this was forever
this was forever

cross fade to real time
a flashback in stop frame action
I never heard one word
hung upside down in traction
cross fade to real time
a flashback in stop frame motion
I never heard one word that you said
but I still paint these pictures in my head

© Jessie Jacobson 1991

Jessie Jacobson: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboard
Dan Nolton: Guitars
Katriina Huotari: Keyboards
Brian Bielski: Drum Programming

Produced by Jessie Jacobson
Mixed by Ken Jordan & Jessie Jacobson
Recorded on AKAI analog 12-track 1991