movie

so, when a story is never told to more than three people
and the kids never show up to finish filming
we're going to end up with something we're only sort of proud of
it's mostly going to be full of scenes where I'm crying

if you ever have the chance to see me again
i hope that your camera will keep me out of frame
if i ever make you miserable too soon
just write me in a scene where nothing's changed

if we count too soon it's going to be a mess
and there are three words that will make him disappear
it goes
"I love you" 
then I'm left standing in my dress

so, when he holds all fingers up to the mirror
he thinks his hands look just like his old man's
it goes
cover up the shit
with more shit
and some dirt
it goes
i'm going to make sure
that somebody gets hurt

we're going to frame this out shot by shot
then change our minds rewrite everything
we're going to make this movie

there was a calculated refusal to forgive
and a bible
and poorly performed emotional lines
i had enough of this when we were still laughing
i guess it all ended up fine
but still
no one is clapping

i'm sorry
i think we really did have a great story
but the summer was long and my acting was boring
and when i said i was only sort of proud
i meant i was only sort of disappointed
and when i said all those words out loud
i meant most of them
i meant most of them

we're going to frame this out shot by shot
then change our minds rewrite everything
we're going to make sure it all gets told
even if we only see and hear it
you and me
we're going to make a movie