a song from ben folds five

i love ben folds five. since high school, i was mesmerized by their song, “brick.” i stumbled upon their lyrics of “don’t change your plans,” and i got suckered in by the title. i got to relate this to a poem i made eons ago about two people on a ferris wheel car. it doesn’t sound too poignant, but it might be their last ride together inside that damned car, since they’ve got many things going on, many plans to fulfill, lots of trips to take on their own..

so to those personas in that poem, i wish that they’d meet again, and scour the globe for other carnivals—together.

don’t change your plans 

sometimes i get the feeling
that i won’t be on this planet
for very long
i really like it here
i’m quite attached to it
i hope i’m wrong

all i really wanna say
is you’re the reason i wanna stay
i loved you before i met you
and i met you just in time
’cause there was nothing left

i sat here on my suitcase
in our empty new apartment
until the sun went down
then i walked back down the stairs
with all my bags and drove away
you must be freaking out

all i know is i’ve gotta be
where my heart says i oughta be
it often makes no sense
in fact,
i never understand these things i feel

don’t change your plans for me
i won’t move to LA
the leaves are falling back east
that’s where i’m gonna stay

you have made me smile again
in fact, i might be sore from it
it’s been a while
i know we’ve been together many times before
i’ll see you on the other side

but don’t change your plans for me
i won’t move to LA
the leaves are falling back east
that’s where i’m going to stay

all i really wanna say
is you’re the reason i wanna stay
but destiny is calling and won’t hold
and when my time is up i’m outta here

all i know is i’ve gotta be
where my heart says i oughta be
it often makes no sense, in fact
i never understand these things,
i feel

i love you, goodbye
i love you, goodbye…

dusk

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