let's go to all the old places, you and I
the same places you once visited, with HER
but this time, you see, it'll be different
you and I, just the two of us, we'll make new memories
and those places will be ours.

x

the ceiling fan spins and splits
one light into light and shadow, and I
don't like that at all, no I don't
like shadows a single bit
(look at me when you smile)

x

I want to overwrite the shadows with
warmth but the name's not the
same I'm not
her but I love
you it will
never be the same.

x

let's go to all the places there are, my darling, my pet
I'll build you a fort which pain will never breach
let's create a world, you and I,
where betrayal has never entered.

x

I'll be everyone you've ever loved
and everyone who has ever loved you, dearest
I'll be your mother, your sister, all your past and present loves
(and future, I'll be your future, I am your future)

if only it could be enough.