Walking into light from the blank evening sky Knuckles rub away the darkness circling my eyes Walking into warmth from the cold evening air Numb white fingers push greasy rain through my hair You walk into view from shadows thrown against the door Hands reach out and grasp the moment they've been waiting for You pull me close, dampness seeps through to your skin You peel the layers away, I feel the fire ignite within
You create the feeling, I contain the need It's moments that we're stealing, no pleasure's ever free You sustain the rhythm, I'll maintain the beat It's the only chance we're given, let's turn this cold to heat You possess the notion, I take full heed We're bound by this emotion, two bodies one heartbeat You create the feeling, I contain the need You sustain the rhythm, I'll maintain the beat
Desire comes alive, nothing interrupts the flow Water nurtures every crevice where this love needs to grow Sliding to the floor we swell, falling to the ground The world becomes a place with no clear shapes With no clear sounds We're lost for a short while in the knot where love's entwined You pour the freedom from deep inside I drink it back like wine The murmur of your voice Soft words soothe away the doubt Your strength so essential, something I can't do without
You create the feeling, I contain the need It's moments that we're stealing, no pleasure's ever free You sustain the rhythm, I'll maintain the beat It's the only chance we're given, let's turn this cold to heat You possess the notion, I take full heed We're bound by this emotion, two bodies, one heartbeat
Planes thrust up through the pink northern sky in perfect time
Heavy bright white ships glide on gray waters past your window past your view
Sunlight rich precious as gold unfolds unrolls a new day clarity and light shine in a new way
Contact made and at last I'm seeing things anew colours come pouring out from where I stand with you
Here upon these ghostly shadows of men and women there are no smiles
Singly they mingle with the greyness of the walls and at strange angles they travel on to nowhere each a nucleus of sadness and despair
Small or no conversation passes their cigarette stained lips they sit the lonely ones
Sitting etemally in institutions that have become their eyes that have become their arms their legs
They are empty now just shells moving back and forth upon a shore of some uncharted beach
Up steep green hills they linger like the darkest thoughts that push themselves into your mind You cannot question them For they will not answer you They are our deepest fears
Sweat runs down the centre of my back Crawling like an insect - it makes a track Sweat runs down the nape of my neck Anticipation - the cause and the effect
So catch each drop as I catch each breath 'Til there's no doubt, no indecision, 'til there's not one question left Walking streets alone amid a mass of strangers' faces Fill my time with thoughts of you and I in distant places Now I must have you !
You breathe new life - it's all around It calls my name without a sound This distance cuts down deep inside Planes carve like knives acrosss the sky I must be with you !
This place never cares to see who goes or who remains I wait and watch the boats set sail, I linger and listen to the far off trains This land of mine, drifts off alone, far out to sea With no direction, no intention, nothing left to offer me And I can't stay !
It stand alone - back on the world And through it all it still seems to curl Itself around the people, binding tighter than a rope Gives nothing away for something, each day without hope It's no home for the luxury of love !
The good Life out of each on the placards Doesn't hide away the truth of the broken down facades The buildings burn, the streets on fire Every muscle, every nerve stretched to reach for somewhere higher Feel me now !
Will you remain, place your trust Turn ideas into motions before mechanisms rust Will you hold me tight with arms, with words, in your comfort keep me warm I beg refuge in your shelter as I fly into the storm Take me !
Take me now !
So these are circumstances leading to my sorry tale I was in a town I didn't know I'd arrived there by rail It all began a week before -the joys of saturday night An invite to a party or watching The Price Is Right Opting for a soirée for the first time in a year Mixed badly with the revellers, mixed Bacardi, wine and beer The room moved back and forwards the dancers did the same Found refuge in a corner that's when he asked my name
Well this is very nice I thought smiling through the haze As we talked of Auguste Rodin through to Harold Pinter's plays Said he played piano said his name was Steve And in that situation why shouldn't I believe That he really lived so far away had to make a move for home Scribbled down his address said he didn't have a phone But would I like to come to dinner on friday of next week To this I said I'd love to as he kissed me on the cheek
That night I felt so happy excited through and through See, the company of strangers doesn't always leave you blue Stumbled home contented like a cat that got the cream Woke up a little weary but I knew it was no dream The next few days were anxious What could I find to wear? What happens if i arrive and there is no Hope Road there ? My friend said don't be silly no one does things like that Now will you get a move on and take off that stupid hat!
Made sure I set out early, made sure I caught the train Got out at the right station then of course came down the rain Followed the directions exactly as he said Asked people if they new Hope Road but they just walked on ahead I turned left at the junction, took the fork off to the right Straight over at the crossroads, then down to the traffic lights Must have walked those streets for hours in the dark and in the cold Before I really could accept there was no place called Hope Road
So here I am alone again indoors by myself The TV, plants, books and I all neatly on the shelf Next time I'll be more cautions, next time I won't be fooled It's another of those basic things you're never taught at school Let this be a warning as you wander through the world It makes no difference who you are be you boy or be you girl Be very very careful when people seems so nice It's not how that it's expensive later on you pay the price
There's no Hope Road
This house is full of loneliness Of sad weary silence I switch on the television For some company
Two actors A man and a woman Give exaggerated little moans As they simulate Aso called stimulating fuck For my entertainment
Beneath the endless groans It's not real It's pretend Just like we pretended that last time To make love
Night is the most difficult part of all I don't need this This vile, crude reminder Of how we play out our roles Without any script at all
Remember me for what I was Not as I am now I'll merge into the shadows I'll disappear into the rain
Remember me for what I was Not as you see me now I'll walk out into tomorrow I'll melt into the sun
Remember me for what I was A glance in your direction at the right time A smile breaking into a crescent moon A word of reassurance I'll protect myself Against the cold lash of tongues and lies
I'll blend in with the crowd I'll disperse into the stream I'll fade into the darkness I'll turn and walk away
Remember me for what I was As one world breaks in two I'll follow my own instincts I'll forge another path
Remember me for what I was Not what I couldn't be Remember me for what I was And shall never be again
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