Orbit of You

 

 

Orbit of You

I feel you on a train,

I feel you in my clothes,

I feel you like an accident,

I don’t know you very well.

I feel you at 600 miles,

like a power of the occult.

I feel you when you’re close enough to breathe,

being difficult.

 

So, whatever they’ve told you

whatever you may do

as I drown myself with words here 

I expose every truth

There’s a long distance 

between resistance

and the orbit of you

 

I am stripped down to my anchors.

I am stripped down to my bolts.

Like a rabbit in the God machine,

I’m holding on for hope, for spirit,

withholding nothing.

 

So, whatever they’ve told you

whatever you may do

as I drown myself with words here 

I expose every truth

There’s a long distance 

between, between resistance

and the orbit of you

the orbit of you

 

Willpower like a fist,

exposing my condition;

I hope he finds you like the elements and without inhibition

lets you drown him,

lets you blow his world away.

‘Cause it’s you that does this to me

with your eyes of radiant grey;

I’m going to write you out of my system,

maybe today.

 

So, whatever they’ve told you

whatever you may do

as I drown myself with words here 

I expose every truth

There’s a long, long, long, long distance 

between resistance

and the orbit of you

the orbit of you

the orbit of you

 

(Life Underwater Music, 1999)

James O'Brien