From the recording Awake
Lisa Rose – Vocals, acoustic guitar, music & lyrics
Patrick Godfrey - Fender Rhodes
Noel Hernandez - Bass
Dave Babcock - Sax
Doug Cox - Percussion
2. Away with Words©
Having words, a way with words,
such a way, your way with words:
playing words, songs unheard,
tone and timbre, wit so limber,
weighing articles, counting syllables,
truth and music anacoluthic.
Such weight, such fate; miscue, such blues.
Scumble, squiggle, make me giggle.
Colors mingle, bleed and tickle;
shapes and meanings ever seeming so
magic, lustrous, tragic, blusterous;
brilliant figures, flames that flicker:
“Away with words,” I said. What’s left instead?
Such weight such fate, miscue, such blues.
Metaphors can open doors.
Paradoxes, crack the boxes.
Recalling verbs trimmed with herbs,
Finger to my lips, all the things I miss,
couched so lovely, bathed in honey.
Such weight, such fate; Miscue, such blues.
We paint each other blue, Sky blue.