Ellie

Ellie, I’ve been thinking about the day that we met
On a train home from Brooklyn with the stars overhead
The life was pouring out of you, at least that’s how it seemed
Staring out the window at nothing at all
As we slowed to a crawl…

Ellie, I’ve been thinking about the day that you left
Standing out on Wyngate with the stars overhead
The love was pouring out of you in a curious way
I was staring at the pavement as you told me to go
You said, “Everyone knows…”

I should have warned you when you let me in
That my heart has layers that shed like old skin
I never was one to ask what could have been

Ellie, I’ve been thinking about the day that we met
And those summers down in Brooklyn that I’ll never forget
The light was pouring down on you, it put a gleam in your eye
And now I’m staring at the pavement
Still with nothing to say about the love that we chased…