Monday, May 5, 2008

Real Love

Love opens things
So love would hurt as much as heal
It would hurt first


Real love-
It would confuse, disarm, weaken and destroy
Everything in its way
Everything that was, in fact,
A part of you
That would conceal
Real love


Real love lasts forever
We do not last as long
until we become
real love


Real love has come to town
Six gun blazing in a town full of lies
Now is the showdown
The duel in the street
Real love is the only thing standing


Real love rides alone
Squints out of one good eye
Nails the coffin shut
Nothing got out alive
But real love


Real love is going to make you cry
Make it worse before it gets better
Tear you up inside


Real love-
Who would want such a thing?
It takes the atmosphere away
Breaks all your toys
Burns down your house
And steals your car
But you’re not going very far
Anyway


Real love has got its hands on you
Burns from the inside out
Nothing left


Nothing but wide prairie
And huge commanding stars

You’ve never been so alone
You’ve never been so complete


Outside this golden ring
The cities burn forever


And you can never fall asleep
Again...


real love


Patrick Willis narrates:
Real Love