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She smiled in a big way, the way a girl like that smilesWhen the world is hers and she held your eyes

Out in the breezeway down by the shore in the lazy summer

And she pulled you in, and she bit your lip, and she made you hers

She looked deep into you as you lay together quiet in the grasp of dusk and summer
But you’ve already lost

When you only had barely enough to hang on
And she combed your hair, and she kissed your teeth

And she made you better than you’d been before

She told you bad things you wished you could change in the lazy summer

And she told you, laughing down to her core, so she would not cry as she lay in your lap

She said “nobody here can live forever, quiet in the grasp of dusk and summer”
But you’ve already lost

When you only had barely enough to hang on
She said, “no one is alone the way you are alone”

And you held her looser than you would have if you ever could have known

Some things tie your life together, slender threads and things to treasure

Days like that should last and last and last
But you’ve already lost

When you only had barely enough of her to hang on