Just like Hombu

by Margo Ballou

sung to the tune of "Just Like Heaven" by the Cure

"Show me, show me, show me how you do that trick,
The one that makes me scream," she said,
"The one that makes me laugh," she said,
And wrapped her hands around my wrist.
"Show me how you do it, and I promise you,
I promise that I'll nikyo with you,
I'll nikyo with you."

Spinning on that dizzy edge
I moved my hips and held her hand
And dreamed of all the different ways I had
To make her fall.
"Why are you so far away?" she said,
"Why won't you ever know that I am one with you,
That I am one with you?"

Soft and only
Lost and lonely
Strange as angels.
Dancing in the farthest dojos,
Twisting on the tatami,
You're just like a dream...

Daylight licked me into shape;
I must have been asleep for days,
And moving lips to breathe her name,
I opened up my eyes
And found myself alone,
Alone above a kamiza
That stole the only girl I loved
And threw her deep inside of me.

Soft and only
Lost and lonely
Just like Hombu.