We run this cycle ragged, turning over and over again
Fast along the tide and so hard against the wind
We’re waiting on the angels to come give us a ride
On their beating wings of time with a future on the side
Standing in the shadows, staring down a cliff
Hand in hand, eye to eye, we can’t help but wonder if
We went ahead and jumped blindly now, would we ever fly
Or does this mountain top we’re on loom much too high?
Is there a road that winds up to a greater peak
So we can fall head over heels whenever we feel weak?
When time is running short and the night is growing long
We explore dark corridors to find where we belong
With our arms outstretched, our fingers find only air
Because no matter where we reach, nothing’s ever there
We are on our own, there is no one who cares
About our broken feet that struggle up the stairs
But we have each other, so I know we will make due
You can rely on me as long as I can count on you
It will take both our hearts if we’re to survive it all
And we will land head over heels if we ever fall.
Now, we’re running down the mountain looking for the streams
We see beaches flooded out and buried in our dreams
Stopping short, we stare at a world that seems so far
Away and out of reach, lit by the glow of falling stars
We can feel the tension and we can taste the glory
As we hope for triumph by the ending of our story
Maybe love is a passing thought that glides through our minds
Or maybe it is destiny beyond dividing lines
My musing is disrupted by the winter and its chills
So I travel back to summer and fall head over heels.
This way is the only way we know how to fall
Erotic whispers, desperate screams, are the only ways we call
From far beyond the hills where we ran so far away
Have those words slipped your mind, forgotten for the day?
No matter where your footsteps go, I am sure to follow
Through the lands of ruin or through the burning hollow
They are places we have danced, we have slept, and we have shared
Down the rivers of your skin and the forests of your hair
I have been all over you and I love the way it feels
Just another reason that I have fallen head over heels.
We fall head over heels beneath the rains of spring
By the passing of the seasons, by the anthems that we sing
The kiss upon the lips–the devil’s kiss that burns
With the fires of romance and every tide that turns
Use that flame to cauterize the deep wounds in my soul
For I will give you faithfulness if you never let me go
Down this road we walk, from here to forever on
My sun will always shine on you, at midnight and at dawn
These vows are sacred, my blood is mixed with the mortar that seals
Each one I have spoken, talking head over heels.
We now run across the prairie of the dead and broken hearts
Into the valley of vanished dreams where all the sorrow starts
This frontier is a wilderness that lovers dare not travel
Because the tangled mysteries of love out here cannot be unraveled
They are better left untouched because they will leave you mad
Wandering an endless maze, blind, broken, crazy, and sad
I don’t want to be a stranger trekking through the night in danger
I prefer to walk with you if I am going to be a ranger
I suppose that’s why I’m out here now, lost in the night with you
We have fallen head over heels and there’s nothing we can do.
Let the hot winds pick the burning skin from our quaking bones
Let them throw our lustful bodies against the jagged stones
If I could fill this chasm between us with all I know
About lust and sex, hate, love, and death, it would surely overflow
And all our times spent here alone would never be gone
Through misty twilights into midnights and to the cracking dawn
You and I and everything that is silent standing still out here
Are wrapped up in a steaming blanket with my arms to keep them near
The only thing that is more eternal than us here is the sky
I hope we fall hard, head over heels, before we finally die.