I’ll be the corpse in your bathtub
I’ll be as deaf as a post
If you hold me like a newborn
Whisper what you feel

My badly strung declaration to you
You’ll spend the end of your days
Gently smiling like a newborn
Whisper what you feel

Love not by degrees

Press your lips to my eyes
Taste my tears on your tongue
Pull the blinds
Play our song
Nothing’s changed
Nothing could be wrong

Scream in the night
Kick and skrike like a newborn
Holding me shaking awake in the dark
All of these promises kept and unbroken
Tracing the scars
Tracing the scars
Even and cold as we both become older
Your arms bound about me
The hush in your voice
The warmth of your fi ngers entwined around mine
In the eve of our lives
Never a choice