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(lyric) goodbye, my love {these glances}

by Richard Paez

in these glances, these momentary pauses

in the way the light falls across those leaves

in this extinguished candle’s smoke

in the hope of my lament's last note

in the hum of this drug’s caress

in your eyes I remember

the hint, just a glance

of goodbye, my love

and maybe tomorrow will be a brighter day

or maybe just another habitual cliché

to drop like this weight from my shoulders

oh, watch me pick it up again

carry it just a little farther

like there’s some horizon

some line I could cross

to give it all meaning

some kind of purpose

oh, watch me pick it up again

carry it just a little farther

like there’s some point

some excuse I could use

to satisfy this hunger

just a little longer

and maybe tomorrow will be a brighter day

or maybe just another habitual cliché

to drop like this weight from my shoulders

and maybe tomorrow there will be less pain

so we can touch again

and I can finally say {how

in these glances,

these momentary pauses

in the way the light falls across those leaves

in your eyes I remember

the hint, just a glance

of} goodbye, my love

03/13/2004

Author's Note: This is definitely meant for music, but any comments on the words will be highly appreciated. Yes, this is very inspired by Dave Matthews, with a little Manard James Keenan for structure...

Posted on 03/14/2004
Copyright © 2020 Richard Paez

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Beth K Hannah on 03/14/04 at 03:56 AM

this is so pretty and so moving. such a wonderful piece.

Posted by Michele Schottelkorb on 03/14/04 at 09:22 AM

melancholy and lovely in the same breath... encompassing many aspects to a fallen love... great write... and being inspired by DMB, i can only imagine what it would sound like in song... blessings...

Posted by Mara Meade on 03/18/04 at 03:53 PM

Mmmm... I can hear the music as well... which only adds to the depth of it. Incredible. I'm dumb-struck.

Posted by Amanda L Marron on 09/07/04 at 08:32 PM

this is so lyrical i could almost hear it in my head. very dave matthews-ish.

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