Left Wanting

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Left Wanting
Words and music 2013


I felt the sun on my skin
I felt the wind in my hair
I felt the moment wrap me up
and all the fingers hold me there
and urge me to see what’s in store
but I wanted more!

I wanted a way to make it last
I wanted a way to retread the past
I wanted a way to know there’ll be something left when it goes
I’m still wanting!

I felt the touch of your skin
I ran my hands through your hair
I felt as close as close can feel
together knit; no space to spare
submerged in what the love is for
but I wanted more!

I wanted a way to make us one
I wanted what no one else has done
I wanted to disobey and just for a moment stay
I’m still wanting!

How can I be satisfied
with second-hand gifts, hand-me-downs?
After starlight teased my eyes
with all those things I’ve never found?

I felt the sting of the cold
I felt the tongues of the dark
10,000 teeth were chewing me
and leaving indelible marks
unsettled every single score
yet, I wanted more!

I wanted a way to have it all
Sink in my skin like sharpened claws
I wanted to feel the pain, then fall to the earth like the rain
I’m left wanting!


from Paraprosdokian!, released December 17, 2013
Elliot Knapp - Gibson Nighthawk and Firebird, Fender Bass VI, alto and soprano saxophones, bass clarinet, vocal.

Russ Kleiner - drums.



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