My fingers on your back begin to tremble
As I trace out patterns on the surface,
And the soft and gentle rising of the waves off in the distance,
Like your body, causes tears I can't explain.
One by one they fall from my cheek to your skin, until
You turn yourself around to face me, ask what's wrong.
I don't know, I don't know
But I was thinking that I love you and I don't know how this happened,
How you ever came to lie with me and let me touch your skin like this-
You kiss me.
No, that isn't what I mean. I mean that here-
Right now, like this-
I don't know how we got here. Do you understand?
A flash of pain pervades your eyes; you do.
You're propped up on your elbows on the sand
And maybe you know what I'm saying.
I don't know, but it was sudden, wasn't it?
It was. And now?
I don't know what to do.

I know we're going to stay here.
For all our talk, we're going to stay here.
I'll keep crying, you'll cry too;
We'll hold each other, tighter, closer;
Soon we'll realize we're back here again.

It seems so out of place that you adjust your top,
And brush away the sand that won't leave your chest.
And I think you know what you're doing.
I look out across the ocean, knowing somewhere
There's an island where we'd never be discovered,
Where it might not ever matter; but we'd know.
It's lonely out there,
And from the ocean to your eyes is not a bad transition.
A final tear drops from my face and you can't help it anymore.
Your arms reach out to hold me in your hands,
And once you touch me nothing's going to change.
So close, and so little in between;
The sand is rough and you are smooth,
And everything is lost.