Don’t ever let me grow old
Don’t let me wrinkle and fade like petals
Don’t let our friendship be a story foretold
Written, forgotten, and sealed like letters.
Don’t let me die in my sleep
Don’t let me drift into the delicate death
Don’t let me go into the forest deep
Waiting for the last heartbeat, the last breath.
Let me die doing something amazing
Like fighting for another love, another us
But keep a spare match box when the fire’s not blazing
Let’s engrave a mark before we leave, without a fuss
Don’t leave me, promise you’ll never go
You know how tight I’m holding onto you
Till the ends and corners with you I will plough
Without you I’m like wasted paper, torn from glue
I loved that orange turtleneck I used to wear,
With a dungaree denim dress over the top
I had a small button nose back then,
Ah how much would I do to rewind and swap!
Don’t grow up yet, please wait for me to age,
Don’t break the sealed books don’t open the maps
It’s not a closed chapter, just a different page
Shall we take a year out exploring time gaps?
I don’t want to be one of those people you accidentally remember
A stranger from a distant better past,
Don’t lie to me saying that was our last September,
We both know me and you cannot be surpassed…
With one glance, and stare across the room,
I drown, entranced into that soul of gloom
It’s you who made me doubt an objective forever,
The universe beyond the green shield; my eternal endeavour.