These Perfect Days

there are no shadows on the plaza
there are no people in the square
and the sun's raining down like tiger teeth
and no one is waiting for me anywhere
these perfect days

this isn't how I pictured it
all those years ago
when the world was soft and dreaming
when there was not so much to know
these perfect days
gears and coils just tick tick ticking away
I wish I still knew everything
these perfect days

my own voice startles me
like an echo through the years
and I whisper my own name
I'm here I'm here I'm here I'm here I'm here
there are long shadows on the plaza
there are no people in the square
the sun's going down
like it's got some place to go
no one is waiting for me anywhere

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