great dark birds

self medication has some risks
we know them all too well
but news of side effects
isn't based on facts
but damage still exists
in plastic bags
underneath the steps

through curtains through the glass
dark woods hide dangers
though wind brings fragrances
of something left behind
something that now draws
a flock of great dark birds.

play a line of chords
and aim it at the sky
shut your eyes don't cry
this is a lullaby
this is a song
with words of love
for what went wrong

the blurring blacktop splits
on the white dotted line
racing from the past or onward
towards a dream or maybe not
but faster faster faster
slumping on the pedal...
is that all she's got

mmmmmmm mmmmmmm mmmmmmm

sleepy little eyes sleepy little nose
sleepy little mouth that tries to smile
sleepy little fingers slip like melting snow
off of the steering wheel as eyelids close
with all the needles drifting
downward on the dials


self medication has some risks
we know them all too well
but news of side effects
isn't based on facts
but the damage no one sees
we find beside the road
tangled steel against a tree

play a line of chords
and aim it at the sky
shut your eyes don't cry
this is a lullaby
this is a song
with words of love
for what went wrong.

through the curtains of dense leaves
dark woods shelter what remains
the wind brings troubled fragrances
of something beyond words
something that now draws
a flock of great dark birds

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