bandaged finger
shaky on the mascara tube
sticky, sticky, peeling off
brown smeared on my eyelid
(curse soft)
beauty in a bottle,
smeared on my eyelid
(curse soft;
so much louder than before)

shaky, shaky, deeper breaths
i wish that this would go fast
fast like a car, forgetful; easy- but
then i say stay
'i want to stay'
and make this sadness last forever
(don't move on and don't leave behind)
can't move on and can't leave behind

leaving, leaving, you've left
down in the ground, somewhere in the ground
spread, intwined with the fresh, fresh ground-
and you'll grow with a tree- a new, new tree.

dead is such a breathtaking word
(remember Lawrence Welk on the TV)
dead is such a breathtaking word
(don't step on her toes)
dead is such a breathtaking word
(always remember your frail little hand)
dead is such a breathtaking word-
taking your breath, taking your breath

take your last breath, take your last breath

bandaged finger
shaky on the mascara tube
brown smeared on my eyelid
ready to go, are you ready to go?
why are we going, why do we go?
not dressed in black, not in all black.
i'm ready to go, are you ready to go?
dressed in green, dressed in all green.
it gives me hope;
makes me a little more sane.

kick and shoot and shout and hold your head up high-
taking that spirit, taking it from you-
smiling and smiling and smiling and
{what have you been through?}

leaving
leaving
leaving

you've left.