Safe As Houses


I like looking at the sky
As the wind plays through
The skirts of the trees
The silence knows
How afraid we are of it
Cherished memories bleed and bloom
Our secrets like seeds
Get swept up and carried through our neighbourhood
Safe as houses tuck me in
Daylight waits for no man
You're still young and breathing's easy
Suck it in
Oh what a waste this facade
What a pity we've come this far
The rain will fall and baptise
Our strongholds our sheltered lives
Closed blinds, drawn curtains
And vinyl floors can't hide
Stained memories bleed and bloom
Our secrets like weeds
Creeps up to the roof of our neighbourhood
Now luscious denial
Our devoured minds
Our thoughts remain impotent
Our pillows stay fertile