Here’s what we’ll do
We’ll drive south till the weather warms
And we see the purple wisteria
Hanging from the old houses and trees.
We’ve done it before, you know
I remember that those vines bloom first
Heavy bosoms of blossoms
Like bunches of grapes
With a scent from the happiest daydream.
Those vines bloom first
Like they are telling the rest of nature
To wake up
Or maybe it’s just taking advantage
Of the first, best days of Spring
Parading that deep color in that time of brown and grey
Having the world to itself.
Let’s have the world to ourselves
And show our true colors
Let’s take the best of everything.
That would fit us, you know.
You don’t believe me
But I know there must be a place
Somewhere at one of those beaches
Where the juke box still plays our songs
Slow dances with tunes so familiar
That our bodies will move together
Like we’d rehearsed for years
Even though you know I can’t dance.
It would do us both a world of good
To relax there and not worry who might be watching.
To let ourselves fall backward into that sweet music
Into those words that tell our story, over and over.
I’d like to go back and live those first years again
I’d even like to go further back and know you and have you
Before I knew or had you
I’m convinced now that there is nothing better
Nothing that would fit me better
Nothing that would satisfy me more
Than to have you before I had you
I know why I was lonely and why nothing worked before
I was waiting for you
And now that time has taught me what
I needed to know
Can’t we cheat it somehow
And go back and know each other
And have each other
Before we knew or had each other
If we could cheat time this way
It would stand still as we danced
I just know it.