The Gare St Lazare

The Gare St Lazare   ©Laforge/Randall

 

I’ll be waiting for you at the Gare St Lazare

A quarter past 1 near the morning star

I’ll be the girl with the diamond eyes

Holding a script where I’ve written no part

In the landscape of green and golden guitars

I’ve made you a hero and crowned you king

 

It is a different city as of yesterday

Now that you know my name

I want you to say it again and again

A lifetime of thinking of convenient things

Is it love love love no surprise?

I am unsure of the look in your eyes

 

Tell me what it means

To play, sing and laugh and cry

Doing nothing together

Has become the best of times

 

Liquid and fire and the passing of time

Shared secrets go from your hand to mine

If I open myself and show the inside

If I hold back my fear and swallow my pride

Show me your heartbreak

And maybe I’ll show you mine

 

I’ll tell me what it means

To play, sing and laugh and cry

Doing nothing together

Has become the best of times

 

I say just hold me in your arms

You tell me to be a big girl now

This rock and roll girl to your rising sun

Trying to tease you into coming undone

I’ve made you a memory

Is it a permanent one?