If I Can Tell You
These thoughts are like stars that come out at night
An attractive display in a dark, empty sky
They shine and they gaze but they give me no light
Only they can be seen by my eyes.
And I want to say dreams but I don't think I can
"Dreams" doesn't sound right when it comes off the page
Everything has to come carefully out of my hand
Disguised and dressed up in so many ways.
If I had the freedom I'd tell you I love you
I'd tell you a part of the beauty I see
In your eyes, because I couldn't find if I tried
Enough time to say how beautiful you are to me.
Instead I create a rhythmic pattern
And draw pictures with lines that I hope you will find
To be lovely and impressive and sweet and attractive
And I hope that you'll keep some of them in your mind.
Because I see you with me, if it could ever be
But these dreams are like stars that illumine the night
I still haven't found you except in my dreams
I still don't know how to reveal or to hide.
And even when these words are spoken
The silence still remains unbroken
The stillness doesn't turn to motion
Though in my dream one of us spoke and
Suddenly you were beside me
With all the love that I'd been hiding
With all the things that I'd been trying
To say so natural they weren't even surprising
When you and me were somehow found
Holding hands and looking down
The road ahead and wondering how
The future had become the present now.
But in the morning the sunlight takes
The stars and dreams men see at night
The vision fades and he is awake
But he's still chasing those distant shining lights.