No One Could Hold You

When I think of you, baby
I think of you strangely
As something beautiful
That I once had

But it was never true
And where are you now?
With your pride and your pleasures
Your sins, your perfume

I remember caresses
Unknown and unequaled
Falling upon me
Like sweet gentle rain

Drowsy and dreamless
Perfect and seamless
And everywhere pleasure
Was born out of pain
Born out of pain

Chorus
No one could teach you
You already knew
No one could hold you
And not break in two

In soft breaths we spoke
Our flesh interwoven
Your body as flawless
As sin in the dark

Those nights where we lay close
Smoke on the ceiling
I felt your wings flutter
Around in my heart

I was so angry
That day you flew on your wind
I felt that the path
I had chosen was wrong

But my path is of love
Heaven’s most wondrous
When I lost you I stumbled
But you learned to fly
You learned to fly

Chorus
No one could teach you
You already knew
No one could hold you
And not break in two

I fell to my knees
In a winter-lit room
And wondered aloud
Where I had erred

But there was only silence
And bare trees outside me
It was solitude dancing
Alone on the gale

Well if you have fallen
Hold on tight darling
Doubtless you’ll be saved
By some other fool

How deeply I loved you
I feared I would crush you
Each time that I held you
You slipped through my hands
Slipped through my hands

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