Heroin and Honey

We stood on Sandy Avenue
two lovers broken by the rain
this fiery love we tried to leave
but still the coals remain

Your touch it played my skin that night
like a burning violin
I was strung out on your tune
a lover’s heroin

We tried so very hard
to get this love to grow
but I could not hold your crazy wind
which never ceased to blow

You lit a candle in my soul
that singes to this day
and even though it burns me so
I can not walk away

Darling, darling, let me tell you true
there’s something burning
in my heart because of you
Darling, darling, oh, this fire it grew
and now it’s burning
in my heart because of you

A gust of Indian summer wind
wrapped confusion ‘round the night
the stars told me to kiss you
the moon warned to take flight

And when I thought to leave you
temptation played its part
a dancing swarm of drunken bees
put honey in our hearts

We looked so very hard for the steps
to dance among the stones
but we tripped into the shadows
made of sparks and bones

And when I sought to hold you  
in the cracks you slipped between
and when I tried to cool this fever
the water turned to steam

Darling, darling, let me tell you true
there’s something burning
in my heart because of you
Darling, darling, oh, this fire it grew
and now it’s burning
in my heart because of you

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