You know it's not enough to try

Unless you live in other's eyes

Unless what you're reaching for is wind in your hands

And you know it, too

I try – don't I? But my eyes darken soon

A knife falls between me and you

.

You know it's not enough to speak

Unless you live in other's eyes

Unless the words you're searching for are wind in their ears

And you know it, too

I speak – don't I? I don't recall

But a knife still falls between me and you

.

You know it's not enough to listen

Unless you live in other's eyes

Unless the thoughts you listen for are teardrops on the waves of time

And you know it, too

And I listen – don't I? Tell me, please, if I do

Because a knife still falls between me and you

.

I don't understand you at all

How could someone never stumble?

Why am I still falling after all these years alone?

You don't listen to me, but I have to speak

My eyes are dead, my voice is weak

Smiles and small words passed between

Scatter on a rush of scenes

You know, love, that it's not enough – don't you?