She walks in beauty,like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies, And all that's best of dark and bright Meets in her aspect and her eyes; Thus mellow'd to that tender light Which Heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less, Had half impair'd the nameless grace Which waves in every raven tress Or softly lightens o'er her face, Where thoughts serenely sweet express How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.
And on that cheek and o'er that brow So soft, so calm, yet eloquent, The smiles that win, the tints that glow, But tell of days in goodness spent,— A mind at peace with all below, A heart whose love is innocent.
The stars lean down to kiss you And I lie awake and miss you Pour me a heavy dose of atmosphere
'Cause I'll doze off safe and soundly But I'll miss your arms around me I'd send a postcard to you, dear 'Cause I wish you were here
I'll watch the night turn light-blue But it's not the same without you Because it takes two to whisper quietly
The silence isn't so bad 'Til I look at my hands and feel sad 'Cause the spaces between my fingers Are right where yours fit perfectly
I'll find repose in new ways Though I haven't slept in two days 'Cause cold nostalgia Chills me to the bone
But drenched in vanilla twilight I'll sit on the front porch all night Waist-deep in thought because When I think of you I don't feel so alone
I don't feel so alone, I don't feel so alone
As many times as I blink I'll think of you tonight I'll think of you tonight
When violet eyes get brighter And heavy wings grow lighter I'll taste the sky and feel alive again
And I'll forget the world that I knew But I swear I won't forget you Oh, if my voice could reach Back through the past I'd whisper in your ear Oh darling, I wish you were here