Clark Gable

I was waiting for a cross-town train in the London underground when it struck me 
That I’ve been waiting since birth to find a love that would look and sound like a movie¬†
So I changed my plans I rented a camera and a van and then I called you
“I need you to pretend that we are in love again” and you agreed toI want so badly to believe that “there is truth, that love is real”
And I want life in every word to the extent that it’s absurd

I greased the lens and framed the shot using a friend as my stand-in
The script it called for rain but it was clear that day so we faked it
The marker snapped and I yelled “quiet on the set” and then called “action!”
And I kissed you in a style that Clark Gable would have admired (I thought it classic)

I want so badly to believe that “there is truth, that love is real”
And I want life in every word to the extent that it’s absurd

I know you’re wise beyond your years, but do you ever get the fear
That your perfect verse is just a lie you tell yourself to help you get by?