Strictly Speaking

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in a real sense, you are not here
just a ghost and her words
in that same way, i am absent
we have but dreams upon this earth

with nothing but poetry and your crooked smile
that blush could make a man walk a hundred miles
how long has it been since lust last let me in
strictly speaking
it's been a while

i try with all my might to shadow
those steps that once seemed so clear
then you remind me, it's a slow waltz
you distract me from my fear

i have this 1, 2, 3 and your embrace
you have white satin and your crimson lace
there are a hundred things of beauty in this world
but strictly speaking
it's you i chase

i close my mouth to swallow
every last phrase that you might say
i open my eyes up to follow
your every last swing and sway

you are a curve to my straight line
you turn my head with your swerve fine
how long can we go on without a single touch
strictly speaking, it's time
how i long to hear you say those simple words
"strictly speaking, you're mine"

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from the curve, released September 22, 2012

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noah mclaughlin Atlanta, Georgia

french professor by trade. songwriter by passion. pretentious lyrics by choice.

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