Venus

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It’s one whole day since I last met you
It’s five whole years since I first loved you
I’m half as twee as I first sold
You said you can’t wait to grow old
Spinning through the supermarket doors

You treat each thought just like a newborn
That’s ushered in to somewhere warm
And while debating with the rafters
Through doubled-over, boozy laughter
You were told to keep an eye on me

Slowly, oh so very slowly I
Slip into a simile, like clinging to a stalactite
You inspire us still, though
You emerged from sea foam
And if I just composed myself then maybe I could turn into a song

I wish that I could ease your buzzing head
I wish that I meant everything I said
Let’s meet and start a new religion
Let’s meet behind the television
Let’s meet the day that we turn fifty-five

Frozen lungs with nothing left
Curled up like a treble clef
A cloudless night, a cruel September
With Venus winking like an ember
You were dumbstruck, I was half-alive

Slowly, oh so very slowly I
Slip into a simile, like clinging to a stalactite
You inspire us still, though
You emerged from sea foam
And if I just composed myself then maybe I could turn into a song

It’s one whole day since I last met you
It’s five whole years since I first loved you
I’m half as twee as I first sold
You said you can’t wait to grow old
Spinning through the supermarket doors

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from Helio, released December 19, 2018

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Ardie Collins Cardiff, UK

I'm a songwriter from Cardiff, Wales.

In 2011 I released a song a day. In 2014 I released a song a week. I haven't been up to much since.

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