the night the power went out

 

 

 

 

 

 

the night the power went in new york

i unzipped my pink dress

& thought of you

the phones were busy

but i was safe

the sky was hot

& full of stars

i sweated

not feeling resentful

Ďcause you know

everyone was doing it

 

the sirens & honking fire trucks

waltzed with the hum of helicopters

 

i stood outside

anonymous on the corner

taking pictures of the remaining city lights

flashlights & cell phones & candles & cars

††††††††††††††† half frightened for my life

††††††††††††††† half thinkiní itís startiní

††††††††††††††† the adventure that iíve been waiting for

††††††††††††††† knowing i might not make it

††††††††††††††† but something inside

††††††††††††††† puts its hands in its pockets

††††††††††††††† its back against the wall

††††††††††††††† & says donít you worry

††††††††††††††† i always keep my cool

 

the night the power went out in new york

i watched the flickering shadow on the ceiling

††††††††††††††† couldnít see my misgivings in the mirror

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† couldnít call you but

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† had no fear

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† liked to hold you in suspense

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† like to think of you when

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† i knew youíd be thinkiní of me

 

itís a night when anything is possible

no wonder there are so many thieves & drinking singles

roaming the streets

hoping and praying

their next big chance will be right around that next dark corner

 

 

 

 

 

 

mardi gras in new york city

blisters on my toes

too early to sleep but too dark to not

††††††††††††††† i think

††††††††††††††† if this was

††††††††††††††† if they were

††††††††††††††† or maybe

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† could be unforgettable

 

you know & outside on the street itís stunning

take it in Ďcause you wonít see it like this again

so dark & beautiful

so dark & beautiful

 

 

stars on the new york skyline

 

 

anything was possible

 

the night the power went out in new york

i unzipped my pink dress & blew the candle out

††††††††††††††† found the first star to

††††††††††††††† think of you

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† & just as simple as that

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† oh just as simple as that

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† oh just as simple as that

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† just ††††††††††††††††††††††† went†††††††††††††††††††††† to

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††† bed

just went to bed