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She never stared too long at distant lights
She always kept the ones here close and bright
She met me in the darkness
Reached out for my hand and said, "Goodnight"

She's constant like the ringing in my ear
She's drowning out the silence of my fears
I've looked for her reflection in all the pretty girls throughout the years

She's staring at the shadows dancing on the wall
She's the New York City skyline
Bound to catch the heavens if they fall

She never signed her paintings with a name
She surrendered "I love you"s with bitter shame
She echoed in the season and filled me with her sweet Italian ray

She's burning like the fires of the sun
She's Friday night when Sunday's almost done
She's fireflies and splinters long after the winter has begun

I see her wrapping ribbons somewhere down the hall
She's a million simple answers waiting for your midnight drunken call

She's the memory of something you can feel
She's hidden in the world that she conceals
She's strength and every weakness beating in a heart you cannot steal

She never shows the color of her eyes
She's far away but closer than the sky
I'm waiting in her footsteps
If she is not the truth I'll take the lie

She's a watercolor window far across the sea
She's a burning neon spotlight shining on the things I cannot leave

She never turns the light out for the moon
She always shows up late when I'm too soon
She's the harmony and whisper singing along with all my sappy tunes

She's all the reasons why you run away
She's all the reasons why you wanna stay
Her tangled heart of mystery is gonna bleed for someone else someday

I see her in the bedroom sleeping next to me
She's enough grace and wisdom to set the whole world free

She's staring at the shadows dancing on the walls
She's the New York City skyline
Bound to catch the heavens if they fall



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