II: Pretty Things & Stupid Words

see part 1 and part 3 of 3
He's out there in the backyard
Staring into space
I don't know what he's doing
I can't even see his face
He stumbled in while I was sleeping
I didn't catch the time
I don't know if we're speaking
I've forgotten all my lines

Mum always treats him 
Like the son she never had
Don't you let him go
I know she'll say I'm mad
Cupid fired an arrow
Without taking aim
I feel no fear
And I feel no pain

  Lipstick sunsets*
  Off the end of the pier
  Sweet nothings
  Whispered in my ear
  We once knew
  What they were worth
  Were they just pretty things
  And stupid words

The planes up in the air
Are wondering how to land
Holding on like hell
I'm left clutching sand
Did I feel his touch
Did I dream a kiss
(Or) Was it my imagination
How did we come to this

  Lipstick sunsets 
  Off the end of the pier
  Sweet nothings
  Whispered in my ear
  We once knew
  What they were worth
  Were they just pretty things
  And stupid words

Two boats passing in the night
Moving slowly, bathed in lights
No waves turned
No ghostly trails
There are signs of life
But there's nothing in the sails

  Lipstick sunsets
  Off the end of the pier
  Sweet nothings 
  Whispered in my ear
  We once knew
  What they were worth
  Were they just pretty things
  And stupid words

* thanks to John Hiatt

© David Gilliver 2002


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