Kinetoscope pictures strung out in a line
Parceled-out images, focused and fine
For all of the mistakes that may have been mine
Know this is not what I meant

The great traitor of my personality
Taking on more than could be good for me
Well, though it’s not much of an apology
Know this is not what I meant
No, this is not what I meant

For more than it’s worth to hold onto this life
You shelter your family, your child, your wife
Forgiveness and fear balance on the same knife
But this is not what you meant
I know this is not what you meant

In the stillness between second hand stops
Breaking into a thousand regrets
When the penny drops

Kinetoscope pictures strung out in a row
In the direction this time has to flow
The flash and the silence and nowhere to go
Know this is not what I meant

If the bridge holds, if this moment won’t stop
There’s no turning around for us now
In the stillness between second hand stops
Breaking into a thousand regrets
When the penny drops


From:  Somewhere Close to Near
Released:  March, 2009
"WHEN THE PENNY DROPS"