Medals

Medals

YOU TAKE IT OUT OF ME
THE WAY YOU BARELY SEE
THAT MY EVERY DREAM
IS FILLED WITH HONEY BEES AND PARIS STREETS
SING ME TO SLEEP
AS YOU WALK IN THE ROOM
MAKEUP RUN HAIR ASKEW
YOU COLOUR UP MY VIEW
I CAN'T SEE ANYTHING BUT YOU
I CAN'T HELP THE TRUTH

YOU CATCH MY EYE EVERY DAY
BOUND AND TIED AND I CAN'T FREE MY GAZE
IF I COULD I'D SPEND A DAY
WRITE YOUR NAME A HUNDRED WAYS
WAIT FOR A KIND WORD OR LONGING GAZE
PLEASE WHEEL OUT YOUR MEDALS FOR ME

YOU COME FROM PLACES I'VE NEVER SEEN
WHERE THE SKY IS BLUE AND THE TREES ARE GREEN
MY COMMON TONGUE COULD NEVER SPEAK YOUR NAME
WITH THE RIGHT SHAPE OF BEAUTY
SING ME TO SLEEP
I KNOW THAT YOU NOTICE ME
THAT NIGHT IN THE CITY
EVERYTHING TOO FAR
YOUR EYES WERE FULL OF STARS AND OCEANS
AND I DROWNED HELPLESSLY

IF I COULD I'D STEAL THE MOON
HANG IT IN THE AIR AT NOON
THEN YOU'D SMILE AT THE SKY AND THINK OF ME
PLEASE WHEEL OUT YOUR MEDALS FOR ME