blue stockings lyrics – sea wolf

blue stockings

open the window up
the one besides the armoire
i need some cool autumn air
in this baroque hotel room
while you put on your stockings
cause on the rocker by the mirror
“put on a record,” you say
we’re both relieved at the idea
we’re both relieved at the idea

it crackles like a fire
the sounds caress our fears
and we’ve put off the silence
that hung so long in stale air
that used to be a mystery
a secret book to unlock
but we’ve stopped writing in it
or thrown away the key

and as i watched you sitting there
in the chair that you’re rocking
i can see that there’s a tear
in your new blue stockings
as i watch you sitting there
in the chair that you’re rocking
i can see that there’s a tear
in your new blue stockings

shapes dance on the wallpaper
headlights through yellow leaves
just like they did last june
the first night we hared a room
back then they were alive
a lively jitterbug in bloom
but now they’re dancing in slow waltz
and they’ll be gone tomorrow afternoon

as i watch you sitting there
in the chair that you’re rocking
i can see that there’s a tear
in your new blue stockings

as i watch you sitting there
in the chair that you’re rocking
i can see that there’s a tear
in your new blue stockings

i can see that there’s a tear
in your new blue stockings…

/ sea wolf lyrics