Poems and Music

Golden Gate

A Poem

Listen to the song here: https://soundcloud.com/zoe-the-lemur-plait/golden-gate

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we painted rainbows on the sidewalks

of the cotton candy Castro

we built a bridge, and then another

so we can always come back home

 

we are giants, and the whole world knows we won

when daylight fades to starlight

we are the last to see the sun

 

darling, I can hear you still

laughing from the moonlit stage

let’s build our lights into the hills

and stand eternal ‘cross the bay

 

red rust on our fingertips

gold dust afternoon

flying streetlight to streetlight

all tires turned to you

 

and every cable car line

a steely silken bow

on the city that you gave me

crimson San Francisco

 

we are giants, we fill stadiums with sound

the wind our speeding heartbeat

as we lift right off the ground

 

darling, I can hear you still

laughing from the moonlit stage

let’s build our lights into the hills

and stand eternal ‘cross the bay

 

I love you in the morning chill

twinkling in the misty rain

I love you now and always will

you are my glowing golden gate

 

city of dead poets’ living art

let’s raise our pumpkin coffee and pretend

that Tony Bennett finally found his heart

and Harvey’s running for office again

 

darling, I can hear you still

laughing from the moonlit stage

let’s build our lights into the hills

and stand eternal ‘cross the bay

 

I love you in the morning chill

twinkling in the misty rain

I love you now and always will

you are my glowing golden gate

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