Crystal Love is the sound of a heart breaking open. It’s the sharp pain of broken trust, shattered like a crystal bird dropped from the heights of love’s greatest joy. The love that’s left becomes the greatest sorrow. Letting go becomes the highest expression of love.
Melodies rise and fall like the heaving of a crying chest. A drum machine throbs with the rhythm of a broken heart. The lyrics rise and fall in fits of beauty and memory. Grand piano and Rhodes intertwine, tracing the relationship’s paths: one leading, then the other, then both meeting in intimate conversation. Then the grand piano finishes alone, tender, supported by a bed of sobbing strings.
Love, it’s time we boldly part: unloose your heart. Go forward, free, and seek new light. It’s my last night alone in our apartment I’m thinking about you and wondering how you’re doing and where you are I packed all your clothes and the papers that you’d left You said I shouldn’t bother to take them with me We had a long call and you told me all your plans were changing and we agreed that it was best to change with them Like an earthquake had cracked your mortar and the fragments fit together better and you were stronger than you’d ever been before I held our love like a crystal bird with a broken wing You were my priestess; I wanted to be your king I held you in darkness; it was hard to let each other go but our roots were bound and we needed to grow Love is a mirrored pool and the lover is the stone bottom How deeply can I see into you, how close can I get? These waters have nourished us and they’ll cause us bitter pain but we’d have missed the meaning if we’d never gotten wet The cold wind sifts the leaves and my tender heart awakens I recognize the lonesome listing feeling I think there were advantages to being all alone but I can’t remember any of them In the dark of winter I’ll remember your smile I’ll call you up and ask you how you’re changing I’ll listen for your strengthening, your healing, your love Your pain, your fear, your anger and your longing