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Janis Ian

Hopper Painting

Janis Ian

Thought I saw you dancing
on the tables late last night
High romancing with some college kid
Thought I saw you waltzing
in the blue-grey bistro gloom
Thought I saw you dancing
Did you see me, too?

I'm the one in the photograph
you painted yesterday
A high relief reflection
of your promises and pain
See me disappearing
like a shadow at high noon
I will follow when you want me to

Thought I saw you writing
like an outlaw on the dunes
Looking lost in the afternoon
Cool pretender,
with your poetry and blues
I remember what it cost just being you

Now the Tarot cards are numbered
and the deck is made of glass
The dealer's made a bargain with his soul
I thought I saw you trembling
as you threw it all away
Thought I saw you dancing
but the night had turned to day

I'm the one in the photograph
you painted yesterday
A cool reflection
of your promises and pain
Believe in me
before you throw it all away
Believe in me... I know the way

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