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She Is Blue Sky I'm The Gray

THE RHINE

Somewhere over the Rhine
I saw her passing the time
Picking blackberries on the vine

And from the top of that hill
I could see the city lights standing still
Where all her blackberry blood was spilled

Into the river, out to the sea
Her heart delivered the poison to me

Hours pass by the chime
Cathedrals keep us in line
For the altar where her blood runs red wine

Jesus was getting his fill at the party
Girls and god's will
Throwing all of Simon's dollar bills

Into the river, up on the cross
Take from the giver, count it all loss

My brother having a beer
And driving the car just like everyone feared
When the tire hit the curb and in the rearview the guard-rail disappeared

Into the river, deep in the Rhine
Oh how he shivered, the day that he died

(it haunts me that you never heard this song)

 

KÖLN

Smooth the bricks under her feet
The curl of her hair on the curve of her cheek
Kneeling she looks up at me
The old, dark cathedral towering over the street
All we can smell and all we can see
Every cafe on the long, winding street
Suddenly all of the children will sing
An afternoon song for the sky opening
We're all watching

Gray, part into blue
Stained window-glass hues
Old becomes new
Follow me through
The back-alley road
Drink the unknown
Honey we're home
You and me lost in the heart of Köln

We'll attend every ballet
I'll take her hand and we'll dance to the train
Our rooftop flat overlooking the bay
All of our friends in their sailboats will wave
We'll close the window as it starts to rain
Listen to water-drops tapping the pane
The sun will set soon and the star-lit champagne
Until the morning will keep us awake
We're both watching

Gray, part into blue
Stained window-glass hues
Old becomes new
Follow me through
The back-alley road
Drink the unknown
Honey we're home
You and me lost in the heart of Köln

 

BERLIN

She is blue sky I'm the gray
Have the night but leave the day
She the feather I the weight
If these iron hands she takes
Her to go and I to stay
I to steady she to shake

She and I on new year's eve
Throwing bottles at the street
Fireworks below our feet
Kiss until we couldn't breathe
Sinking down under the sheets
She the mountain, I the Sea

Every cigarette I lit
The things I thought, but never did
Every lie and every sin
The things I love about Berlin
Everyone I can't forgive
I to wander she to live

Oh, she to live