Dialogue with Miss Vai

When was the last time you saw me like this? wonders my heart
When was the last time you got me
turning my head for a man all the way around like this?
Like an owl

Oh, how you woke me up now, in the middle of November
Got me quite suprised, I’ll admit, says my heart
And it’s alright, oh, I feel fine
I just need to remember how to open up
How to open up my eyes again

Are we waking the beating drum, Miss Vai?
Oh, you know what happens with girls that do
Giant birds fly down and cut their heads in two
Yeah, they do
And your thoughts would sail into the night
But it’s all butterflies, so it’s alright
Oh you, oh you
Are not forcing me back to sleep because of this, are you?
That would be such a cowardly thing to do

When was the last time you took my advice? wonders my head
When was the last time you heard me out, without,
disregarding my instructing care?

You know that time you rode the clouds
And got so high that you fell down?
Because you hit me in the ceiling of the sky
Like a baby, how you cried
And I had already told you what I know
Hate to say I told you so, says my head
But for me that’s just another story from long ago

We’re not making a mess are we, Miss Vai?
‘Cause you know what happens with girls that do
Giant birds fly down, cut their heads in two
Yeah, they do
And your thoughts would sail into the night
What a fright
Oh you, oh you
Would not want your thoughts to strike the world, would you?
That would be such a devastating thing to do

When was the last time I stood on my feet quietly?
When was the last time I let nobody down by being me?

I’m just gonna let this be