Wide Lovely Eyes

homex_rani_lg copyYou wave at the sky with wild lovely eyes

Waves and waves of love goodbye

And through the garden with your secret key

Down the tunnel that leads to the sea

Step on the beach beneath the iron sky

You wave and wave with your wild lovely eyes

Crystal waves and waves of love

You wave and say goodbye

Your dress sighs with your wild lovely strides

And all along the street and lately the stories abound

They’ve dismantled the fun fair and they’ve shut down the rides

And they’ve hung the mermaids from the streetlights by their hair

And with wild lovely eyes you wave at the sky

And me at the high window watching the ride

The waves of blue and the waves of love

You wave and say goodbye

The night expands, I am expanding

I watch your hands like butterflies bending

All among the myths and the legends we create

And all the laughing stories we tell our friends

Close the windows, clear up the mess

It’s getting late, it’s darker and closer to the end

Through the tunnel and down to the sea

And on that pebble beach, your laces you untie

And arrange your shoes side by side

You wave and wave with your wide lovely eyes

Distant waves and waves of distant love

You wave and say goodbye

– Nick Cave