The Wrens:13 Months in 6 Minutes

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13 Months in 6 Minutes
Artist: The Wrens
Album: The Meadowlands



not yet 21
with introductions done
a first slow dance just ends
I was at my best
we ignored the rest
(my band and your friends).

But as better night became best day
we left the party while last records played
What started as dessert back in your house
ended on the couch...
hours at your mouth...
sunday's on our hands.
We followed where it led.
I followed you to bed.
We started secret plans.

Forward 7 months:
I've only seen you once...
I never call on time.
Trying to seem tough,
I said one visit's enough
Enough to keep you mine
(of course it wasn't...)

We were done by june.
You'd graduate and leave for London soon.
Your layover at Newark's near my house.
We met for dinner there...
just one hour to spare
your 20's all mapped out.
I'm in my driest drought
feeling old and shot and how.
And this is what I thought:
I seem to still be caught...
I'm a footnote at best...
I envy who comes next...
wish we could just make out.

'The hour's almost up',
you said into your cup.
And it makes no difference now,
as I help lift your bags out,
that I'm lost and out of rope
while on my wrist you wrote
your newest number down.
I kind of said your name
but you'd turned to your plane
so I backed my car out.
I knew we'd never write
(somehow that seemed all right)
but this counts as calling three years out