Fireflies and Songs

fireflies and songs | sara groves

thirty years ago i was a little girl // riding in the back seat of the car // a woman sang you don’t bring me flowers anymore // i felt a sadness in my little heart

we’re looking for the music // in the music box // tearing it to pieces // trying to find a song

i was drawn to you in ways i can’t explain // we fought like crazy but i couldn’t stay away // piled on expectations and lots of blame // like we couldn’t do it any other way

we’re looking for a firefly // moving through the night // staring at the one place // swear it never lights

were you surprised our hearts were not like ticking clocks // with faces and hands easy to read // we both wished if only in the land of oz // longed for things we’d never really need

now we’re standing in the kitchen // all pretense is gone // you kiss me on the shoulder // fireflies and song

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