We count the days and the months and the years
When we could be counting the words and the thoughts and the ideas
So we're not all the same sum.
So we're measured correctly.
So the heighth and depth and breadth of it -
tell a tale of lives lived and not spent.
Tell a tale of lives lived and not spent.
Every planet has an escape velocity.
It’s how fast you need to go to break free.
Reach this speed and you can get out.
I hope people are the same way.
And I hope mine is the highest of all.
So I can collect you and you and you in my orbit.
So only the fastest can get away.
So float and shine or sink and sit.
But stay, and help me chase those that got away.
I am the gallows. I am the house on fire.
I am the arch and trestle and crane.
I am the stuffed animal tied to the front of the garbage truck.
I am judgement and will and fate.
I am the next breakfast and the last call.
I am the DVD menu song looping as you kiss on the couch.
I am the favorite book and the missed train.
I am the gallows.