Into the Sea

from by Alex Bowen

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The lovers were quiet as plans were made
Over thirst-quenching, ice-cold lemonade
She stirred the straw, gave a cheeky smile
But he remained wistful all the while
Then took another biscuit from the loaded pile.

'It's all for you', she whispered passionately
As they cooled in the shade of a willow tree.
And the boy, who nodded, felt so numb
As though there was a battle yet to overcome.
He didn't know she knew he'd already won.

Shall we take the first flight out
Paper aeroplane? Boat bobbing up and down.
Sailing along-long longingly. We'll be free.

So there they sat and conjured ways
To prolong the happiness of those days.
Her grinning lips, his heedful stare,
The enchanting enchantment of each of them there.
And the hopeful magic that hung in the air...

Diamond waves lapped on the golden coast
Boy and girl knew for what each wished most
So then, carefree, hand in hand
They ran away: bare feet on sand.
And shining, beaming blissfully
They disappeared into the sea.


from Just A Few Demos, track released January 2, 2011



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