Hero of Haarlem

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Bright light breaks up the night like poltergeist
On holiday from the grave
She wanders ‘round the room, eyes filled with gloom
Waiting on her playmate

We’ll see if my charm can span
The width of your jilted heart
Though I know the answer
I’ll play this game with the utmost fervor

Distance kept, we share a drink, we’d never think
This is anything not kosher
Clock strikes three—it’s time to go, she will follow
The path I lead to my street

Stay here one night
No more dear
Can’t bear to be alone
Stay here tonight
By my side
And patch up these fissures

With the morning sun she runs
Hide her head, shake off the night
Cold and worn, I’m alone
Safe in the thought that it was nothing
And nothing is so safe

(How can this mean anything to you?
How can this mean anything to me?)

I’ve been in love once or twice and this isn’t it
But it certainly does a good job of plugging a hole
Like some Dutch boy with his thumb in the dyke
Saving the town from inundation
I’m so scared of flooding over

Every time is the first, every time is the last
So we say
See you same time, same place next week
(Are you happy? Are you sad?)
No, I’m just satisfied
What more can I ask for?
What more can I ask for?

Bright lights break up the night like poltergeist
On holiday from the grave


from The Prolonged Regrets Revisited, released March 15, 2017



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