From the recording Even Lovers Drown
Even lovers drown, seeking no escape
Cradled by the sun, or the warm water’s nape
But driven by the mystery and thrill of impending bliss
Never knowing how or what pulls them down
Even lovers drown
In the kiss of light shooting off her skin
She pulled him down inside to the gray within
He didn’t fight the whirl as the waves grew high and the lights went dim
The cold was in his eyes before she realized he could never swim
Wonder where you are when you wake up from your dreaming?
How you came this far or if you still can turn?
When you just give in and let the waters overtake you
Do you even know or care that there’s no return?
Even lovers drown when the singing turns to silence
When the spell is done and the wonders now make sense
Better to have felt not to forget the sages whisper
But to stay alive the hearts survive most that never stir
© 2004 Robert Berretta