Rosalind (Music)

Lyrics inside…

There I was, knee deep in the fountain,
where I threw my last quarter in,
now I’m wet, flat broke, and busted,
13 miles west of Knoxville. Again.

Is Heaven lit by only three stars?
Is God born from our sorrows?
I’ll pray the water captures my reflection
and holds it here with you.

If I could, I’d give you my life…
take back those silver dollars for eyes.
Paisley linings, that haunting perfume,
where the hundreds gathered to cry.

So, goodbye, Rosalind,
I saw you falling,
I saw you fall in,
I thought I’d missed you,
but here you are,
here you are,
trapped in the stagnant puddles
of my wish.

I wish I could’ve made it right,
but I waited far too long.
That prayer was wasted,
but I thought it might
go a long way to save this song.

I took home all the flowers,
and I drank all the cheap wine,
I walked downtown for hours,
until my old sun tried to shine.

So, goodbye, Rosalind,
I saw you falling,
I saw you fall in,
I thought I’d missed you,
but here you are,
here you are,
trapped in the stagnant puddles
of my wish.

Fairly wise, and ‘ever waywardly, porcelain skin,
as white as the moon,
broken fingers,
clutch the hat of Ganymede,
and I wish I had the chance
to know him, too.

Goodbye, Ganymede,
I heard you calling
the Tennessee stars for help
and I wonder if you
ever found out that your
freedom was hidden
in those twisting
western hills.


© CG Tenpenny, 2020.

4 thoughts on “Rosalind (Music)

    1. Thanks, River. It’s all starting to be more intentional and my physical skills are coming together, too. Very happy about it all.

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