freshly fallen snow


Written: 1985
Released: Unreleased

You know how much we cling to love
You know how much we love to cling
How much we love to fall in love
How much we need the very thing
That promises only defeat
That promises only the spin
Of battle we so love to fight
That battle we can never win

But you know how much men love to walk
On freshly fallen snow
And you know how much men all rush in
Before they even know
The names of those who's gentle smiles
Like rarest flowers grow
On freshly fallen snow

You know how we all play to much
Till all we have is dirty snow
Till all that there is left to us
Is in that hardened earth below
You know how we all play to fast
As if we all have always known
The first caress is soon the last
Then once again we stand alone
But you know how much men love to walk
On freshly fallen snow
And you know how much men all rush in
Before they even know
The names of those who's gentle smiles
Like rarest flowers grow
On freshly fallen snow

You know how much with every stride
We change our love from snow to mud
With life with hope with fear with pride
The weakness that is flesh and blood
And though we often choose to go
Leaving is the hardest part
For don't we often leave the snow
Marked with the footprints of our hearts

But you know how much men love to walk
On freshly fallen snow
And you know how much men all rush in
Before they even know
The names of those who's gentle smiles
Like rarest flowers grow
On freshly fallen snow
You know how much we fear those shelves
Of finding age without a love
You know how much we fool ourselves
With talk of everlasting love
Well let me fool myself again
My heart will tell me what is true
To hell with sense I can't go on
You see I'm so in love with you

And you know how much men love to walk
On freshly fallen snow
And you know how much men all rush in
Before they even know
The names of those who's gentle smiles
Like rarest flowers grow
On freshly fallen snow


© Philip Jeays 1985
Philip Jeays © Sean K

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