National Poetry Month, Day 2 – Lyrics

This is my attempt at a ballad/pop song. Haven’t done one in a while. Also wanted to take a shot at Decemberists-ish storytelling, though I don’t know if I pulled that one off.

“Intermission”

I want to watch the curtains closing
and strike the stage for the next act.
so I can retreat to the green room
and plan a way to win you back.

Because
I’m not jumping
the shark
in front of you

So we’d been going through the motions,
but I’d kept my dignity intact,
it’s just that slackening of tension
that’s made me slowly come off track.

Because
I’m not jumping
the shark
in front

What difference between plots twists and betrayal?
Your seat lies vacant as the lights dim overhead.

The orchestra replays the themes
the intermission sets the scene

An hour left to go tonight
I can only hope I end it right.

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