Tuesday, August 5, 2008

I've learned to listen through silence

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between the lines ~ sara bareilles

"time to tell me the truth
to burden your mouth for what you say
no pieces of paper in the way
cause i cant continue pretending to choose
the opposite sides on which we fall
the loving you laters if at all
no right minds could wrong be this many times

my memory is cruel
i'm queen of attention to details
defending intentions if he fails
until now,
he told me her name
it sounded familiar in a way
i could have sworn i'd heard him say it ten thousand times
if only i had been listening

leave unsaid unspoken
eyes wide shut unopened
you and me
always between the lines
between the lines

i thought i thought i was ready to bleed
that we'd move from the shadows on the wall
and stand in the center of it all
too late two choices to stay or to leave
mine was so easy to uncover
he'd already left with the other
so i've learned to listen through silence

leave unsaid unspoken
eyes wide shut unopened
you and me be
you and me always be

i tell myself all the words he surely meant to say
i'll talk until the conversation doesn't stay on
wait for me i'm almost ready
when he meant let go

leave unsaid unspoken
eyes wide shut unopened
you and me
always be
you and me
always between the lines"


Tom said...

Sigh ... Sara Bareilles. Just the latest girl at a piano to have that effect on me.

lucy said...

She is quite lovely, isn't she

Tom said...

Yeah. And out of the latest flock of female singer-songwriters, I find her to be more substantive than Colbie Callait or Brandi Carlisle or ... well insert a few more names here and you'll know what I mean.

I saw her play a few years ago when she opened for Marc Broussard (who will, btw, be opening for her this fall). She's very fun to watch.

lucy said...

Out of the latest flock I like Sara and Ingrid Michaelson - I'm not too fond of Colbie Callait or Brandi Carlisle.

There was a tour going around earlier this year/late last year which Sara played on - the Hotel Cafe tour - along with Cary Brothers, Joshua Radin...a lot of Zach Braff soundtrack artists. I remember that was the first time I'd heard of her.

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