“take it easy (love nothing)”
first with your hands and then with your mouth
a downpour of sweat, damp cotton clouds
i was a fool, you were my friend
we made it happen
you took off your clothes, left on the light
you stood there so brave
you used to be shy
each feature improved, each movement refined and eyes like a showroom
now they are spreading out the blankets on the beach
that weatherman is a liar
he said it would be raining but it’s clear and blue as far as i can see
left by the lamp, right next to the bed,
on a cartoon cat pad she scratched with a pen,
“everything is as it’s always been.
this never happened.
don’t take it too bad it is nothing you did.
it’s just once something dies you can’t make it live.
you’re a beautiful boy.
you’re a sweet little kid but i am a woman.”
so i laid back down and wrapped myself up in the sheet
and i must have looked like a ghost ’cause something frightened me
and since then i’ve been so good at vanishing
now i do as i please and lie through my teeth
someone might get hurt, but it won’t be me
i should probably feel cheap but i just feel free…
and a little bit empty
no, it isn’t so hard to get close to me
there will be no arguments
we will always agree
and i’ll try and be kind when i ask you to leave
we’ll both take it easy
but if you stay too long inside my memory,
i will trap you in a song tied to a melody
and i will keep you there so you can’t bother me