lifeblood: songs: lyrics: i'll change


looking out across suburban yards
to the construct of our days
through the thinning of the trees
how come i only build a house of cards
that gets blown to pieces
by the fall's first fickle breeze
when i feel that stirring
the illicit kiss
it's just the cool tongue of the devil
with a sucker in his midst

one day
i'll change
you'll be the first one that i call
i owe you
an apology
too many thanks and that's not all
cause i've been running long before i learned to crawl

my calendar lies crumpled laid to waste
it's been scrawled on thumbed through and changed
will this be the measure of my days
dinners and appointments
and deadlines i can't make
and when i start to feel it making sense for me
that's just hope springing eternally yeah

one day
i'll change
you'll be the first one that i call
(i owe you)
i owe you
an apology
too many thanks and that's not all
cause i've been running long before i learned to crawl

outside the summer's gone for good
dying impatiens
stacked up wood
my friends will get together to cook
to talk about what happened
to take a second look

the master loves the servant who blind heeds him
the husband the obedient wife
the snake will always bite the hand that feeds him
even if you love him
even if you save his life

one day
i'll change
you'll be the first one that i call
i owe you
an apology
so many thanks and that's not all
i've been running long before i learned to crawl

words and music by emily saliers


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