Musicbox

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Peter Mayer/Jay Oliver/Chris Walters

I climbed to the top of my creaking stairs
To the room with all the secrets I’ve pretended it’s not there
But the hole in the roof needs some tending to
The storms of last summer left a calling card or two

All the books and the photographs were safely keeping
The worn out shoes, and Sunday news, spiders creeping over
Dusty clothes and boxes gotta get ‘em outta here
But they grab my sleeve and talk to me like some old soldier’s wilder years

I stumbled on the music box it was laying
Between the yellowed yearbooks chipped and decaying
The gift that you gave me the first night that we danced
Under stars of summer hand in hand

It’s been a long long road but I’m coming back to find you
Took hold of my heart long ago wanna be back beside you

I turned the key ’round and ’round with a strong suspicion
That the years had worn the song out with countless repetitions
Had spooked that old magician that tricked us into love
Sent him home the chaperone who says youth is waisted on the young

But the music was playing stumbled to a start
Some words I’d forgotten but the song I knew by heart
Swaying a melody the one we fell in love to
Accidents can happen with the summer stars above you

It’s been a long long road but I’m coming back to find you
It’s like tumblin’ down Jericho breakin’ the walls that bind you
I’m comin’ back to find you

I don’t know how a true love turns a secret that you’re keeping
Maybe it’s just safer like a lion when it’s sleeping

It’s been a long long road but I’m coming back to find you
Took hold of a my heart long ago wanna be back beside you

It’s been a long long road but I’m coming back to find you
One sound came a-tumblin’ down Jericho
Breaking the walls that bind you


Comments

  1. Heard “The Last Island” on Radio Margaritaville and bought that on iTunes, saw this one and bought it on impulse. Very glad I did–this is a beautiful, lush piece and very emotionally evocative.

    BTW…two days later I broke down and bought the remaniing songs on the album. :)

    Jeff Morris on January 27th, 2012

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