Maybe…

A Long December

A long December and there`s reason to believe
Maybe this year will be better than the last
I can`t remember the last thing that you said as you were leavin`
Now the days go by so fast

And it`s one more day up in the canyons
And it`s one more night in Hollywood
If you think that I could be forgiven…I wish you would

The smell of hospitals in winter
And the feeling that it`s all a lot of oysters, but no pearls
All at once you look across a crowded room
To see the way that light attaches to a girl

And it`s one more day up in the canyons
And it`s one more night in Hollywood
If you think you might come to California…I think you should

Drove up to Hillside Manor sometime after two a.m.
And talked a little while about the year
I guess the winter makes you laugh a little slower,
Makes you talk a little lower about the things you could not show her

And it`s been a long December and there`s reason to believe
Maybe this year will be better than the last
I can`t remember all the times I tried to tell myself
To hold on to these moments as they pass

And it`s one more day up in the canyon
And it`s one more night in Hollywood
It`s been so long since I`ve seen the ocean…I guess I should