Can you hear the drums, Fernando?When I was a little girl, momma introduced me to music.
It was playing around me from the time I was born
To the time my words first lifted into the air
I always wanted to be a soprano.
The high notes always fascinated me
I always strived to sing a little higher.
Mother showed me classic music,
Things she listened to as a little girl,
Things her mother listened to as a little girl.
People were amazed when I knew
Who the boogie woogie bugle boy of company b was
Momma used to play ABBA and by the time I saw Mamma Mia
I had every word memorized.
I remember vividly to this day
Turning on "Fernando" because my grandfather was calling.
At the time, I wasn't allowed to call him that.
Until I was fifteen, I wasn't allowed to call him that
It wasn't until he'd accepted his own age
That I was able to be accepted as his blood
When we went out in public
I called him by his name.
Fernando was a man of many talents
A man with many cameras and very few pictures
A man who wouldn't remember my birthday
Kiss Me As If...Kiss me as if the moon and the stars
Depended on this moment.
Kiss me as if every hour we spent here,
Was an hour added to something,
Kiss me as if this touch
Meant we could never part.
Kiss me as if the stars had aligned on us
And we were their sole purpose.
I ask this of you because I know time.
I have seen time with these two eyes,
I have felt it on this skin.
These two hands have grown with time,
Hardened with time,
Aged with time
This body is limited.
This life I live is limited.
Every resource, every breath I drew
From now until the sun collapses in,
Is limited to what we make it.
We are limited to what we make ourselves
So kiss me as if we were gods.
Kiss me as if the skies were under our command;
I will tell the sun when to rise
And you will tell the stars when to fall.
Kiss me as if everything we did had a purpose.
Kiss me as if we have a purpose now.
I ask this of you because I know time,
Time, to us, is incomprehensible.
It is something our fingers cannot clutch,
It is somet