Suzanne Vallie

by Suzanne Vallie

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released May 16, 2019

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Track Name: Tired Eyes
Something about
men with tired eyes
Their glance snows so light
soft and chilly

I should keep my eyes to the ground
But they always rise
for men with tired eyes

My good friends say
find a man with pink
blooming in his cheeks

What’s the trouble
teary, weary Pete
Smoothing out your hair
with water from a puddle in the street

Looks to me
you need a restful bed

A pillow that smells like a girl’s shampoo
A month of sleep to fade the gray from you

Men with tired eyes
When will your sunrise?
Track Name: Take Me to the Beach
The tide comes in
faster than I thought
and with jellyfish in the water
is it safe to swim?
I do to spite myself
Cuz there’s no other way
to the sandy side
so I backstroke

Take me to the beach

I just thought up a song
on the spot
while watching the surfers going home
Now that I think about it
it might be just like another song

Take me to the beach
Floating for a time
I’m touched by the sound
of laughing at the shore
It’s so easy here
Let’s stay just a while more

We go to a store
and they sell red and blue flowers
like I’ve never seen before
Bigger than my head
They’re bigger than my head Kate

I’m on a motorcycle ride
holding Kate’s coat
and she’s driving smooth
up the mountain roads
I can smell the ocean up here
and I can see it
still looking big

Take me to the beach

Floating for a time
I’m toached by the sound
of laughing at the shore
It’s so easy here
Let’s stay just a while more
Track Name: Ocean Cliff Drive
Ocean cliff drive
ghostlit
Smiling while it winds
hooking
Danger keeps my eyes
on it
Giant waves climb
then sit

Rain falls deep within
each niche
Tears of the divine
for which
Water gets to wine going
On its way to wine

Honey, I can’t see the road ahead of me
but I’m come

Ocean cliff drive
ghostly
I’m a wild-scented, hoofed thing
Danger keeps my eyes
honest
Tears of the divided four winds
When you see me, a wave
and a whistling
You speak I can’t hear
but I’m listening
Closer please
I’m begging

I want to start a kiss with no ending

Honey, I can’t see the road ahead of me
but I’m coming
Track Name: Holding Still
Holding still
like for a picture

It’s not a pose
You’re too modest

Dontcha know
Your beauty is easy

At least you think
we match hand in hand

How we look from a bird’s view
we imagine, but never know

All I’ve said
is honest truth

What I kept set aside
isn’t worth a second thought

All my cares
I brought along today

Your name carved in water
one time was enough

I let loose of a feather I had found
It took to the same wind it left to fall
If I could caste off and follow
where would I be now

I have every reason to stay
Track Name: Everything in the World
I try to keep
an honest life
outside of stealing your time

Everything in the world
and one more hour

Not time am I as thirsty
as when you offer a cup

Everything in the world
filled to the top

On a hunch that I was brave
and feeling tough
I moved away
Now if I try
anything can look familiar

From here I can see
a love that’s freely given

Everything in the world
in a picture

Am I fine? Well honestly friend
I could use the words of a lover

Everything in the world
and a whisper

Everything in the world
and one more hour
Track Name: Heart of a Child
Heart of a child
That’s why you need a friend to tell you, “Watch out”

Just some thousand miles
No one would blame you if you jet now
and go wild

You know there’s lions in these mountains
and fire around the edge
Where water flows we always buck
for dipping in our heads

Who is watching but the trees
They don’t keep a word for free

You are kind to hear
all about my dreams where I’m good at flying
You are kind with names
Scratching like a wildcat you still call me “Honey”

You know I came into this world
with flowers in my arms
Love just call me “Buddy” so I worry for my heart

Who were you to see
all I had with me
were dreams
Track Name: Love Letter
Kiss of the western sky
A promise she won’t forget you
if you stay in her golden days

You’re tall on a horse
and short on the floor
with a drink to your health
and a lick from the dog
laughing and singing that song
about true hearts doing wrong

It could be your life
written as a love letter
Pick your star
and walk that way
Beautiful, wise-eyed, and knowing better
you tried
We all know you tried

Still, love knows your name

In all the world, nobody
would think to find you here
Shirt off, double alive
Blaming the wind for stealing your skirt

Mean as a curse
Welcome as sympathy
and a long morning in bed
Wheels straight for a thunderhead
My god, it’ll get you good
Roll your window up when you want to
Not cuz you think you should

It could be your life
written as a love letter
Pick your star and walk away
Sunburned, sad eyed, and lighting candles
You tried
We all know you tried

Still, love knows your name
Track Name: Freer Life
Driving to a Springstein song
it’d be a lie to my soul if I didn’t sing along

In the desert with the windows down
the tears are barely out before they’re gone

You seem to think I’m a fancy type
looking down at love from the high life

Well I’ve a dream or two
but the simple life will do

I’ll wait for you while I drive away
I left as a favor
I’m friendly they all say

If you’d unlocked your door
and I’d turned around
I’d be kissing you by now

One thought of you is a dozen sighs
Your logic is clean as a butter knife

Asking me for a freer life
I would’ve been your wife
Track Name: First in Line
First in line for luck and love
A tarot with some missing cards
Truth be told I believed
Charmed I keep believing

Floating away
Following my ten inch braids
Lost a moment more and I’d been gone
You grabbed my foot
I owe you one

First in line for luck and love
My fortune told at ten years old

We wanted to / We didn’t care
Who’s to need a double dare
Remember after how I said,
“I’ll show them. I’ll cut my hair.”

First in line for luck and love
A tarot with some missing cards
Truth be told I believed
Charmed I keep believing
Track Name: At Last Out of Reach
At last out of reach
of daylights long arm

It’s worth a speech
The stars can speak for themselves

We finally came
How beautiful you look

I can’t see my feet under me
but there’s some things that are for sure:

a rest for your arm
the moon and sea
an endless cup
the ease of friendly company

To climb a tall pine
to brave a cold creek

These are things we both have done
and we still feel the pride

I’ll look again
I’ve tried a hundred times
to see things as you do

This time it worked
How amazing

Why not believe
the rain is alive
the mountains can see
the stars can speak for themselves

Why not believe
the rain is alive
the mountains can see
and I’m not leaving
without you

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