It takes a village to raise a child,
but I swear with one look you could do it alone.
With a flip of your hair
and flash of your teeth,
this world changes into something of a dream.
And my heart has always
been to slow of a reaction:
when the world was much simpler
than these equations we’re told
and I could look at you
and swear to myself that I wasn’t falling.
Oh, how I swore I wasn’t falling!
how I was a fool to think I could overcome simple physics
and somehow, somehow stop this descent.
Because now I can wait
for the moment I run
round the edge of you soul, hanging on every word.
When I drown all the seconds
and cut off the oxygen
and wait ’til you’re burning up something inside.
And then I just leave when you’re begging for more,
knowing I’ll have more time
for this reaction to come full circle.
But let me tell you…
that all it takes for you to break me
is a smile.