Written by Lost in the '80s, Music

This one is for DM

A Moz b-side that should have been on the new album. Beautiful stuff.

THE NEVER-PLAYED SYMPHONIES

Reflecting from my deathbed

I’m balancing life’s riches

against the ditches

and the flat gray years in-between

all I can see are the never laid

that’s the never played symphonies

I can’t see those who tried to love me

or those who felt they understood me

and I can’t see those who very patiently put up with me

all I can see are the never laid

of the never played symphonies

you one you meant to be one

and you jumped into my face

and laughed and kissed me on the cheek

and then were gone forever

not quite

black sky in the daytime

and I don’t much mind dying

when there is nothing left to care for anymore

just the never laid

the never played symphonies

you one you knew you were one

and you slipped right through my fingers

no not literally

but metaphorically

and now you’re all I see

as the light fades