That moment when we locked eyes from across the club
And when I dropped the gaze;
The moment you came up to talk to me
And when I left you with nothing more than your own name.
I think I said more than I meant to
In the way I always do-
So that I always tell the truth in a way you won’t understand.
Like burglar alarms and police dogs,
That’s my method of self-defense.
When I said that I didn’t know what to say,
It was true, but not really.
What I wanted to say was that I liked you
But like the beer goggles men put on
And the dresses the women wear to reveal just enough,
I always have something to dream about
Long after the party’s gone.
Thinking about Sadie Hawkins I wonder,
How did she feel to have it named after her?
I wish I could ask you
But it’s months away
And there’s no use looking for candles to illuminate the dark with
When there aren’t even matches to start the flames.