© 2019 by Alejandra O'Leary.

EVEREST 

All of This Time

When we were young

When we were just getting going

You were the best thing

That I’d ever known

Standing alone

You only wanted to talk

Only caught what I was saying

In the back of my throat

 

And me I was so overcome

With the way you pulled me under

 

That all of this time

I just slept like a baby

All of this time

It was you I was craving

All of this time

Then I killed all of this time

 

When you were mine

Gave you a piece of my mind

Said I was trying to find love

Well that was a lie

 

But hey I was only

A lonely nineteen

And I can’t be held responsible

For what you’re gonna dream

And you, you were so crazed in love

With the way I pulled you under

 

That all of this time

I just slept like a baby

All of this time

It was you I was craving

All of this time

Then I killed all of this time

 

And when we meet now

Please don’t be sick

And when we meet now

Please make it quick

 

When we were young

When we were so tight and loose

I loved looking into you

Living in your head

Now i don’t know who you are

Or who loves you

I might not live up to

The last thing you said

 

And you, you let me get away

Let me get away with murder

 

And all of this time

I just slept like a baby

All of this time

It was you I was craving

All of this time

Then I killed all of this time

Easy Fool

You could fall in love with all the things that I do

to keep you in the dark

when i’m starving in love with you

 

And you could count your blessings on things that I say

to cover being crazy,

to camouflage my brain.

 

Cos you’re so easy to feed a little lie to

and you’re so easy to fool

 

We can’t do nothing

so we might as well give up

and let our fever do our dreaming for us

 

You could fall in love with all the things that i am,

when nobody is watching

I’m breaking all the laws of the land

 

Panicked conversations full of delicate lies

You can calculate the time

I been trying to close your eyes

 

And I want to make you wonder what I’m hoping

And I want to make you pry me open

I want to steal you from

anything you done before you knew me

How’m I doing?

All of This Time

Being alive is a gift from God

I swear I don't trust my old bitterness

Will you promise to kill it all night?

Don't roll your eyes

but come feel me being alive