soundtrack supplied by Tori Amos

30 01 2004

They look like Pirates from here!”
boy, I’ve been one for years,
just keeping my head;
and when I promised my hand,
you promised me back
snow cherries from France…

all that summer
we traveled the world
never leaving his own back garden*
girls, I didn’t know
just what it could be,
oh, but he let me go sailing

*i think she means this literally–that the traveling was imaginary, magical, and the garden was real. what i hear is that the world was real and the garden the metaphor–that it was all so familiar to him, something he could share and show as easily as anything, b/c the whole world fit easily within his hands…

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