i fell in love with a girl from okinawa
she was beautiful and danced on the moon
always had a little ribbon in her hair
wished i didn’t have to leave
back to my home town
i gave my heart to her in okinawa
cool summer nights with morning rain
hands always intertwined
our lingering fears grow
if i ever go back to okinawa
will i see her smile and the way she floats
wind gracing her hair
forget my mistakes
take me home
will you ever stop reminiscing about the past (how it wronged you) or the future?
i cast off layers of doubt (memories of failure) with a blade of acceptance.
the words of the future (time advances (never escaping) without me) can never stop you
from turning around to look (gazing endlessly) at what once was.
cast off your ignorance (bliss) to let yourself finally feel freedom.
(hide away) conquer existence
to reveal identity (selfless)
spotlight, will you follow me to my new beginning?
chasing me to the nearest end.
i’ll never get away from you now.
my every move.
no glaring emissions of events past
spotlight, will you ever give up on me?
turn away and never return.
leaving me alone in the dark.
will you return to enlighten
spotlight, will you ever forgive me?
letting my sins play out.
prying eyes view misfortune.
will you continue my desire
spotlight, will you ever fault.
what about the present day?
you think so little of it now.
scouring memories of the past,
regretting decisions of youth.
what would you really do different?
you don’t know what you do now.
with ambition and naivety,
bound to make mistakes.
when will you stop and look ahead?
things are better now.
knowledge and experience,
make new mistakes – be foolish.
i was there that night.
i didn’t know if you remembered.
i just remember my empty bottle.
and your hands.
i was so smooth.
i didn’t feel rejuvenated.
i just left that to you.
and your skin.
i was confused.
i didn’t know where i was.
i just trusted you.
and your voice.
i was tired.
i didn’t close my eyes.
i just opened my mouth.
and your lips.
i was set.
i didn’t see it.
i just let it happen.
and you soared.