You're off the plane
back in Istanbul,
where your heart
was made. Now, at night,
it seems a little peculiar
But you've got all the time
in the world. The plane
is long gone for some peculiar
destination, while Istanbul
belongs only to you tonight,
you can explore its heart...
Yes, tell me all about that heart
and about all the times
you walked out into the night
and looked up at the trails of planes
flying far above the lights of Istanbul -
They must have said it was peculiar,
to want to leave on one. Or not peculiar,
maybe it felt natural, easy in the heart,
a readiness to leave old Istanbul
and embrace someplace else this time,
to climb aboard the waiting plane
and fly off into the night.
When you land, it's still night -
isn't that peculiar?
The plane disappears
and it's just you and your heart
Say goodbye to Istanbul -
So many places aren't Istanbul,
all of them under the night
of drowsy stars and slow time.
It's rather peculiar
how the heart
is faster than any plane.
But this time, love, you're in Istanbul.
I watched your plane cruise the night.
It's peculiar how my heart hurts.
Plane, Istanbul, Heart, Night, Peculiar, Time