The Terrible Lies

I wish the trees weren’t so quiet –
With you around;
And I wish the leaves would sing,
When they fall to the ground

I wish the branches weren’t so weak –
With you around;
They dance so peacefully,
When they fall to the ground

I wish the grass didn’t seem so green –
Across from me;
Freshly cut and cut so clean,
Even below the tree

I wish the weeds didn’t grow so fast –
Across from me;
Plucked one by one,
Even below the tree

I wish the world would see –
It’s all we could be;
Asking for a future hope,
We saw it coming

I wish the kids could forgive us –
It’s all we could be;
It’s terrible in the air we breathe,
We saw it coming

For every glass eye that watches the world –
The terrible lies through which we could see;
It’s a terrible mess out there,
And we didn’t stop it

For every stoic man and static wife –
The terrible lies through which we could see;
A fatal regard for the process of having thoughts
And we didn’t stop it

And we didn’t stop it –
We saw it coming;
Even below the tree,
When they fall to the ground

With you around –
Across from me
It’s all we could be
The terrible lies through which we could see

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