Between the Stars and You

Summertime and the sun will set a little earlier each night
You better take a picture this time
You better get it right
Take a walk to Market Street
The chalk outlines are the people that we meet
Some nights I’m lonely, but not ’cause I’m alone

And you say to me, “things aren’t made to last”
And I say to you, “the past stays in the past”

The city sleeps and a photo weighs a little heavy in my hand
A plan to make a moment happen
A plan to make a plan
We’ll drive around in rented cars
It seems so close, but it hasn’t been so far
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is nothing at all

And you say to me, “please take me home”
“I’ve spent my time between the stars and you”

Play your turn now
Every move is coy innuendo
A clever girl to say the least
Hanging on your silence
Full stop
You’re a misplaced ellipsis
When all the words you say to me mean nothing

Winter now and the sun will set a little later every night
I hope you got the picture, boy
You never got it right
Take a walk to Market Street
Chalk outlines, people that we meet
Some nights I’m lonely
Yeah, but not ’cause I’m alone

And you say to me, “I’m still not ready yet”
And I say to you, “I’ll take what I can get”

Leave me notes where you know that I can’t help but collect them
You never answer when I call
It’s a simple question
The time has passed for passive-aggression
And all the words you say to me mean nothing