66 Promises - PJ Harvey

Sixty six promises
Fell from your lips
Sixty six kisses to
Rest on my charred fingertips
And sixty six lovers
To come till I tell
Sixty six positions to take on this
Well-worn trail
Sixty six magicians
Deliver the goods
Documenting our marriage for some
Silent film in Hollywood

Is it not what you thought it would be?
Was it not what you wanted it to be
Was I not what you thought I would be?
Was it not what you wanted it to be?

Sixty mouths talking
But making no sense
Of life and of liberty
And the pursuit of happiness
Waiting for something
To smash a few holes
In the wall of good fortune
And the windows to an outer world
And sixty six promises
They came in a kiss
Provided a meaning
Now I see how it really is

And it's not what I thought it would be
And it's not what I wanted it to be
And it's not what I thought it would be
And it's not what I wanted it to be

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