Lugo

Lugo
Music: Lyndon Heart
Lyrics: Salome Strangelove

The day we said goodbye, we could hear the sunset sigh
As I lulled the pick-up into park
We defied the barricades, you kicked the sign we disobeyed
Natives lost on alien bulwark
Until we found the salty heat, and felt the sand beneath our feet
A melancholy mood in sultry dark

You were just a sophomore when we’d found it years before
Beyond the haunted homes of absent rich
And the first time we were ready, we snuck out upon the jetty
I confess I’ve never scratched away that itch
It was our place of secret smiles where the sea and moon beguiled
Tides and tempos at a fevered pitch

Humming all the way, we echoed out into the bay
I go, you go, we go, slipping down the coral rocks of Lugo

And so it was year after year, the siren song would pull us near
Breaking waves danced a misty tango
And each time we fanned those flames, the salt water called our names
Opening our souls like Summer windows
We’d talk of hurricanes, sip champagne, inhale chow-mein
Small talk in the wake of afterglow

Humming all the way, we echoed out into the bay
I go, you go, we go, slipping down the coral rocks of Lugo

Today it’s just so damned depraved to watch our paradise get paved
Strangers in the eyes of an old friend
Glass-fronted ritzy condos ruled by queen bees and head honcos
Above boutiques where tourists come to spend
But it once was mine and yours and we made love upon the shores
I can feel you here as hard as I did then

Times like these I just rewind and travel back within my mind
The breaking waves perform their misty tangos
Fanning long-lost flames, the salt water calls my name
And I throw myself wide open as a window
We talk of hurricanes, spilled champagne, shared chow-mein
Your memory floodwaters drown my soul

Humming all the way, we echoed out into the bay
I go, you go, we go, slipping down the coral rocks of Lugo

Can’t bulldoze away the pain or the pleasure in my brain
Where I go, you go, we go, slipping down
The coral rocks of Lugo

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  • […] since 2007. January or February or June depending on how you want to start counting. I shared Lugo with Lyndon that January and wrote Fallen State of Grace for the girl in February. But it was late […]

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