Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Watch her Dissapear

Last night I dreamed that I was dreaming of you
And from a window across the lawn I watched you undress
Wearing your sunset of purple tightly woven around your hair
That rose in strangled ebony curls
Moving in a yellow bedroom light
The air is wet with sound
The faraway yelping of a wounded dog
And the ground is drinking a slow faucet leak
Your house is so soft and fading as it soaks the black summer heat
A light goes on and the door opens
And a yellow cat runs out on the stream of hall light and into the yard

A wooden cherry scent is faintly breathing the air
I hear your champagne laugh
You wear two lavender orchids
One in your hair and one on your hip
A string of yellow carnival lights comes on with the dusk
Circling the lake with a slowly dipping halo
And I hear a banjo tango

And you dance into the shadow of a black poplar tree
And I watched you as you disappeared
I watched you as you disappeared

Watch her Dissapear - Tom Waits

To go with the theme of yesterdays weird dreaming.. Just a quick post before I head off to school.


  1. One of the Tom Waits songs I haven't heard... Time to make a trip to youtube to have a listen :)

  2. I love this one because it's like a calmly told tale. His voice is so special. o__o I only recently discovered his music, like a year or so ago. I knew about him before then but never actually listened. Now I'm hooked and slightly obsessed, haha!