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wave pictures – i thought of you again lyrics

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i wrote a thousand verses,
each one about doctors and nurses.
on paper napkins in diners
and wrote the t-tles on matchsticks.

tucked them in the left breast pocket
of a tattered silk check shirt
and threw the shirt away
into the shadow of a corner
of a northern spanish bar
without br-ss in the backline
but shutters on the doors
and twenty, thirty people
in cl-sters on the floor,
looking anywhere but at each other.

between the runners of a busted wooden pier
before the beers with tracy on the bottle.

and i thought of you at the airport
and i was still thinking of you on the plane.
and when the police took my p-ssport
and wrote down my name –
i thought of you again.

i was doing press-ups in the hotel lobby;
the lobby with me was unimpressed.
i managed five, but i was barely alive,
when i rolled over to rest.

and i thought of all your illnesses
and your incredible strength
and i guess that it meant that i missed you.

and i though of all the little things that always made you tense
and i wished i was able to tell you that
i’d have learnt a thousand tricks to make them disappear
with whispers in the ear
and kisses.

and i though about your lips, your mouth, your smile, your laugh, your lips
your lips, your mouth, your smile, your laugh, your lips.

and i though of you in sweden
like i’d been thinking of you all over spain.

and when the p-ssed up student girls teased me
with the sound of my own name –
i thought of you again.