Bob Gaulke – Strange Names lyrics


Strange names fascinate me
Reach into my dreams
A smile that take me somewhere
The mysteries run free

A dance to stumble over
A language to learn
A garden to idyll in
A recipe not to burn

Textures I’ve found
Smooth to the touch
Never become so familiar
As to wear themselves out

Strange names fascinate me
Destinations I can’t reach
Flags with ornate symbols
Waving at me

My tongue rolls your syllables
My brain’s roulette wheel
Tries every combination
Of what you could mean to me

The dimensions of love
Fit a present I can’t afford
The edges of its box
Stick out pockets like swords

Places we are
Shift with no effort
The world revolves around
Alphabets so obscure