The Victorious Parade

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The Victorious Parade

Every cliché comes true when you're lonely,
There are storm clouds for endings & sunshine for beginnings;
The victorious parade whilst you end up in the gutter,
Or stranded in some bar staring at some other.

Come darling, don’t come,
But just don’t leave me alone.
Scream darling, don’t scream,
You know you’re killing me.

The rain blows in through open glass doors,
& there's nowhere to shelter from it anymore;
& the summer's forgotten though it's only July
In the snow-globe of your kisses & your lies.

Every cliché comes true when you're lonely.

You said there is still life if you want there to be,
There are things I could give, could you give them to me?
But all the constructs you already knew to be untrue,
Rear up their heads, bear their teeth & devour you.

There are signs that others have been here before,
Like skeletons stacked against unbolted doors,
Who were still in love though they knew they were alone,
So pulled down the other to build up a home.

But still I wanted to forget,
Your hair on my clothes like the smell of happiness;
There are truths within the silences no matter how small,
I just so wanted to hear you say anything at all.

Come darling, don’t come,
But just don’t leave me alone.
Scream darling, don’t scream,
You know you’re killing me.

Everything's a cliché when you're lonely.

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from Hungry Ghosts, released April 27, 2012

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