song 10

a.
A turkey can fly but its not what it’s known for
Darling a minute or one hour more
My bet’s on the table and the odds are all even
Lights are still on at the 7-11
Lets grab up some wings and talk slow about leaving
But goodnight is goodnight and though I am grieving
Leave your phone on, I’ll call you soon
Under stars gone gold in a night of maroon
When we’re done talking I’ll write.
For now goodnight
Is an IOU
My darling my Hokie
I love you

b.
If night is thunder, the lightning’s away,
There’s time in the lee while the thunderheads play
But wherever night falls, day will follow
Planets are purple and stars are yellow
Slumberheads sink to pillows, gold and maroon
Go to sleep dear
I’ll see you soon
My Hokie, goodnight, Love, your Nittany Lion
May the better team win
But as night settles in
Our sameness of heart is a castle o’ Zion

We want to dance again so dancing there will be
Hokie my love you’ll be dancing with me

c.
Come on down to Blacksburg darling
More melody than meets the ear
More memory than you can think
The midnight ink is clear on this
Every move makes a sigh
Every detail a sign
I will read you I will write you a kiss
Blackbird swans and day breaks up stars all
Over the town
It’s back to the room
Before the boom’s down
Hang up your ball gown, line up your shoes.
The cars are all gone, we’ve a long walk ahead,
Each to a door to a separate bed
There’s good news in sunrise
The gold and maroon,
My darling my Hokie we dance again soon

What we would we will
Evening plights flight in the thunder thrill
Meanwhile
Goodnight, my Hokie, goodnight

d.
Place name.
Discovery of the bird in the night-encrypted picture.
Far away.
Small.
Goodnight my Hokie goodnight.
Planets are purple and stars are gold.
Hokie my love let me hold you a while,
Before night moves you away.
Tomorrow, my loved one, let’s say,
As if there were any time
Other than, other than
Today.

e.
A turkey can fly but its not what it’s known for
Darling a minute or one hour more
The road’s a winder there’s time to remind
Our hearts of the words we said
And what our lisps meant to mean.
Lights are still on at the 7-11,
But whatever all eighteen think they’ve seen
Love changes the sky inside,
And dark though it may be love flutters in flight.
I’m here when I’m gone, a blackbird at night
In Blacksburg, my Hokie, goodnight, goodnight
Is overture, or stereo
Patience is symmetrical, the matching half, invisible
We want to dance again so
Dancing there will be
Hokie my love you’ll be dancing with me

f.
The purple is clearing for orange
Goodnight, my Hokie goodnight
Sun’s coming up
Stoplights have re-metered
Crow cawing out loud now, night’s hidden picture
Far away. Small sailing bird
Can’t pretend I haven’t heard the day calling
Gold rising, maroon falling
More melody than meets the ear
More memory than we can safely rely on
The sky is going to clear
My Hokie, go to sleep now I’ll see you soon
Love, your Nittany Lion

g.
Goodnight my Hokie goodnight.

If night is thunder, the lightning’s away,
There a time in the lee while the thunderheads play.
But the work of the day is calling,
The slumberheads falling,
Stars drop to pillows gold and maroon.
Darling I’ll call you soon.
May the better team win, but as night settles in,
Our sameness of heart is a castle of Zion.
Goodnight, my Hokie – your Nittany Lion.

h.
Planets are purple and stars are gold,
Hokie my love come let me hold you a while,
Before night moves you away.
But how the time flies, and daybreak arises,
We’ve got to get back to our rooms before the boom’s down.
Hang up your ball gown and line up your shoes.
There’s good news in sun up, the intaglio moon
Darling my Hokie we dance again soon.

The cars are all gone, we’ve a long walk ahead,
Each to a door to a separate bed.
The sign at the 7-11 still glows
We know what the firefly knows: that the sun is a runner
And comes on retrieving labor from play, day is day.
So
Lets grab up some tenders and talk slow about leaving
Goodnight is goodnight and though I am grieving
Leave your phone on, I’ll call you soon
Under stars gone gold in a night of maroon
When we’re done talking I’ll write.
For now goodnight
Is an IOU
My darling my Hokie
I love you

prime
A turkey can fly but its not what it’s known for
Darling a minute or one hour more
Lets grab up some wings and talk slow about leaving
But goodnight is goodnight and though I am grieving
Leave your phone on, I’ll call you soon
Under stars gone gold in a night of maroon
When we’re done talking I’ll write.
For now goodnight
Is an IOU
My darling my Hokie
I love you

If night is thunder, the lightning’s away,
There’s time in the lee while the thunderheads play
But wherever night falls, day will follow
Planets are purple and stars are yellow
Slumberheads sink to pillows, gold and maroon
Go to sleep dear
I’ll see you soon
My Hokie, goodnight,
Love, your Nittany Lion
May the better team win
But as night settles in
Our likeness of heart is a castle o’ Zion

We want to dance again so dancing there will be
Hokie my love you’ll be dancing with me
Planets are purple and stars are gold
Dear, let me hold you a while
Before night moves you away
“Tomorrow,” let’s say
As if there were any time
Any time other than
Today

Come on down to Blacksburg darling
More melody than meets the ear
More memory than you can think
The midnight ink is clear on this
Every move makes a sigh
Every detail a sign
I will read you, I’ll write you a kiss
Day breaks up stars up all
Over the town
It’s back to the room
Before the boom’s down
Hang up your ball gown, line up your shoes
The cars are all gone, we’ve a long walk ahead
Each to a door to a separate bed
There’s good news in sunrise
Its gold and maroon,
My darling my Hokie, we dance again soon

The sign still glows at the 7-11
We know what the firefly knows: that the sun is a runner
And comes on retrieving labor from play, day is day
So
Lets grab up some wings and talk slow about leaving
Goodnight is goodnight and though I am grieving
Leave your phone on, I’ll call you soon
Under stars gone gold in a night of maroon
When we’re done talking I’ll write.
For now goodnight
Is an IOU
My darling my Hokie
Be with me
As I’m with you

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