silent night

i still see your face at the table
in every corner, in, behind my eyes
i feel a cupped hand and cold breath on my neck
in the lingering warmth when the fire dies.

no one believes that we still talk
they sigh when i set you a place,
look at me like i'm lying,
the worst kind of lie, to my own face.

but they don't know you never left.
i've got to hold on tight.
you're all i'll have, you're all i'll clutch
on this silent night.

let them have their words
if it makes them feel more alive.
we still have each other,
we're still in bloom, you and i.

no one else will come here anymore.
they fear what they won't admit they see-
the moving pictures, the coins that coat the floor,
the glow that's always close to me.

the candles flicker when you come
then make a warming light.
you're all i'll have, you're all i'll clutch
on this silent night.

it's time, you say, to take your hand
and we'll away from here.
my eyelids flutter, then settle closed.
i'm scared, but keep all that i hold dear.

i take your hand and you take mine.
i've got to hold on tight.
you're all i'll have, you're all i'll clutch
on this silent night.
you're all i'll have, you’re all i'll clutch
on this silent night.