Cemetery Charm

Fall out of your spotlight
Almost forget the way it cooks your soul
But you’ll be remembered tonight
Just in time before you get too old
And it’s too much to swallow down
Without a trace of exaggeration
You don’t remember this town, no
However charming it may seem…

They built a playground next to the cemetery
The one where both our youths got buried down
We should’ve stuck around
Cause they can’t breathe underground

Jenny got married on Christmas Eve and Sara never moved too far
Mandy runs free and Kara won’t speak
But how could they forget the back seat of my car?
A fever dream of who we’ve known floats like a ghost over all ambition
Haunting us on our way back home…
So we remember who we were

They built a playground next to the cemetery
The one where both our youths got buried down
We should’ve stuck around
Cause they can’t breathe underground

Am I out of my mind?
Am I out of my mind?
I keep falling behind…
Or am I out of my mind?
The stagnant sea is not for me; time to make some waves again
Until we’re left without an iota of despair

They built a playground next to the cemetery
Where the echoed dreams make extraordinary sounds
The sun shines… to spite the dreary
Rain that falls down onto every face in town…

I should’ve stuck around…
Cause I can’t see it underground

– Trevor Dion Nicholas

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