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I didn’t say nothing, all I could do was stare
At her emerald eyes and her long brown hair
She caught my glance from across the room
I smiled back at her and then I howled at the moon

Before I knew it she was sailing my way
Her hair blew through the wind and her dress a bouquet
Of lilac flowers and the violets in bloom
And of curious eyes that could light up a room

When we sailed home we both had to get jobs to get by
And we spent all out money, spent it all getting high
The Writing didn’t work out, she never made it on stage
What was once a ripe orchard became a torn page

Things go right, Lord, things go wrong
Sometimes all we’re left with is a song
Time moves fast, time goes by so slow
Tell me, Lord, where did the time go?

Now I hear she dates some rich man lives on 42nd Street
And she wears her fancy clothes
Ruby slippers on her feet
I guess together couldn’t make ends meet
It’s kind of sad thinking about it when it’s love and defeat

There’s a place in my heart I won’t let nothing come in
I try to let nothing out but it’s from here that I sing
Of lilac flowers and the violets in bloom
And of curious eyes that could light up a room

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from Escaping from the Pale Moonlight prerelease, released May 2, 2012

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