Weary from my travels, I
turned the corner into their lane
Coming home, back to them
Everything a little different, but still just the same.
The selfsame faces beaming round the table
A meal and some deliberation
The warmth washed around me in waves
Even in that dry summer, offering salvation.
My eyes were as bright as the yellow lights
And I heard your laugh through the lull
I can tell you now, as surely as I felt it then
And when we walked back, stumbling and giggling
I told you about my heartbreak and you told me about yours
You’re aimless tonight and I’m throwing myself off the cliff
Jubilant, gorgeous, screaming out the words to David Bowie’s “Heroes.”
I don’t know what the year will bring
If love will ever be within our reach
But I can tell you now, as surely as I felt it then
For those few brief moments, we were unquestionably alive.