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Nightswimming, deserves a quiet night ...
The photograph on the dashboard, taken years ago
Turned around backward so the windshield shows
Every street light, reveals a picture in reverse
Still it's so much clearer
I forgot my shirt at the water's edge
The moon is low tonight

Nightswimming, deserves a quiet night
I'm not sure all these people understand
It's not like years ago - fear of getting caught
Of recklessness in water, they cannot see me naked
These things they go away, replaced by everyday

Nightswimming, remembering that night
September's coming soon, pining for the moon
And what if there were two, side by side in orbit
Around the fairest sun, that bright, tight forever drum
Could not describe Nightswimming

You, I thought I knew you, you I cannot judge
You, I thought you knew me, this one laughing quietly
Underneath my breath, Nightswimming deserves a quiet night


The photograph reflects, every street light a reminder
Nightswimming, deserves a quiet night
Deserves a quiet night
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