Inspired by BBC's "Doctor Who" series 2, episode 4--"The Girl in the Fireplace."
Of all the mysteries of space and time
That you have glimpsed across the years
What stroke of providence or strange design
Could find you standing with me here?
Or is this just a lucky accident,
Like waking up in time to see a falling star
And knowing you may never see its like again
Although you’ll spend a lifetime staring at the sky
For stars that might have been
But you have mapped the heavens and the earth
And shared the secrets of my soul
So point the way that I may watch for you
And then, my love, I'll let you go.
And you are always laughing, even now
I want to paint a picture in my mind of you
The way you are tonight, forever young,
Your eyes that bend the stars to leave me bathing in the light
Well after you have gone.
Where did you go, lonely angel
After showing me enough to dream of flight?
And did you know, lonely angel,
In your absence, how I learned to love the night?
But you return again, you always do
You say the years go by like sand
An evening feels like half an hour with you
The moments drift between our hands
You are the point of light I know by heart
You are the remedy for my unquiet dreams
And when we dance, I almost think the world is new
And when you kiss my lips, I almost think I'm going to live forever
Just like you
If that were true, lonely angel
I would follow you beyond the stars I know
But then it’s true, too, my angel,
That I'll be with you forever when you go
released May 8, 2013