electric angels

one beat behind
the metre of the life I'm supposed to live
one step ahead
of the rhythm of your footsteps falling
one more count, then turn around
take it back to where it started

I cast this bottle of my thoughts into the sea
And the waves wash it right back to me
No ocean in this world big enough to drown
These night-clad dreams that haunt each step I take
Shadows fall everywhere from where you stand

I set my ship adrift into the current of the night
The impossible sky hanging far below my oars
And phantoms of memory prowl along the waves
A storm rises up to meet me when I search
For the edge of the world where the stars fall down

Some promises were meant to be broken
There's an impossible sky hanging far below us
And fireworks light up the space between
You and me and the electric angels
Some hearts were meant to be shattered
Impossible clouds hide the nuclear sun

We've been dancing across the arc
Setting off a spark that burns across the black
But nothing ever brings us closer together than we are

one beat ahead
of the metre of the life I'm supposed to live
one step forward
toward the rhythm of your footsteps falling
one more count, then turn around
take me back to where I started

with you and me and the electric angels

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