Monday, April 13, 2009

Today's Featured Poet: Anna-Lynne Williams

One of my all time favorite bands is Trespassers William, a group of which I first became aware in Buffy The Vampire Slayer's sixth season. Their song, I Know, was playing in the background at the end of the epsiode Gone and it was love at first listen.

The lyrics are all written by Anna-Lynne Williams and they are some of the most amazing lyrics I think I've ever read. There isn't a single song that leaves me cold so I've decided to feature her today. The hard part is picking which song(s) to feature. I think I have to go with the ones that make me think of my writing. So you just know they're gonna be happy!

What Could I Say

What could I say
To touch beneath your clothes
When I say "I need you here"
You'd say "How could I not know?"

Why am I so tired?
Exhausted in my love
Water in my eyes
Why am I not enough?

I told you everything I knew
I tore my pockets out and gave them all to you.
You hold my throat like a violin
I never want to kiss again
Because there's nobody like you
Because there's nobody like you

Now I'm so afraid
To push you from my mind
Like the fear of forgetting what
What light is like when you close your eyes

How can you stare?
How can you sit?
While I'm trying to tear you up
And I'm almost good at it.

I told you everything I knew
I tore my pockets out and gave them all to you.
You hold my throat like a violin
I never want to be held again
Because there's nobody like you
Because there's nobody like you


From the Album Different Stars (2002)

The next song was also featured on an episode of Buffy, also in season six (the episode As You Were, in case you wondered...).

Washes Away

I can laugh at this dream
and if I drown I'll wake in the morning
this is liquid love in a plastic cup
and if it leaks we can plug it right back up
pain is a rain that washes away
I'm a fabric you can stain
to make light of you is all that I have
so understand me if I laugh
you were sleeping and your eyes they were gone for a while
you were screaming and I searched for the lines of your smile
this is peace and I know 'cause I'm too tired to cry
I'll never get close to you and I'm just to distracted to try
pain is a rain that washes away
I'm a fabric you can't stain
to fall into this is not what I want
so understand me if I don't
love is a glove that just doesn't fit
no matter how you pull at it
to make light of you is all that I have
so understand me if I laugh
it is late I won't ask you to stay or to stroke
I have never gotten warm from you huddling close
if you danced I might take you right up in my arms
but you don't so I whisper this is all
this is all
all


From the Album Anchor (1999)

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