Down by the lake
We were over turning pebbles and upending all the animals alight.
And I took a drag
From your cigarette and pinched it 'tween my finger and my thumb till it
Had died.
And the sun burned low, on the radio.

Say that you will,
Say you will or will you won't
Or you whatever you prevaricate your whole life don't you.
And this much I can say: I would've waited till the oceans
Fell away and all the sunken cities would reveal themselves to you.

But you won't, will you? Because you never do.
And the sun burned through, sweet as honey dew

[Chorus:]
And I, seventeen and terminally fey,
I wrote it down and threw it all away
Never gave a thought to what I'd paid.
And you, all sibylline, reclining in your pew,
You tattered me, tethered me to you.
The things you would, and the things you wouldn't do
To tell the truth, I never had a clue.

[Verse 2:]
Now we arise,
To curse those young suburban villains
And their ill-begotten children from the lawn.
Come to me now,
And on this station wagon window set the ghost of your two footprints
That they might haunt me when you're gone.
When the light broke dawn, you were forever gone
But I remember you: you were full,
You were full and sweet as honey dew

[Chorus:]
And I, 17 and terminally fey
Well I wrote it down and threw it all away
Never gave a thought to what I'd paid
And you, all sibylline, reclining in your pew
You tattered me, you tethered me to you
The things you would, the things you wouldn't do
You noticed how I never had a clue
Never had a clue...
You were full and sweet as honey dew
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