November 12, 2015

Lyrics

I saw her in Roosevelt Springs
Where time doesn't touch anything
She never did say she could sing
But I figured it so
I needed some company then
Not sisters or children or men
That's a hell of a spot to be in
But she put me in tow
Money and liquor and lust
Had taken my heart and my trust
I could see ashes and dust
Headed my way
She tended bar in the town
Her alto settled me down
So I started hanging around
Didn't need much to say
She smelled like cigarettes and wine
And she kept me happy all the time
I know that ain't much of a line
But it's the Gods' own truth
She lives down inside of me still
Rolled up like a twenty dollar bill
She left me alone with these pills
In the last of my youth
Wings on her shoulders and feet
A bar on Gethsemane Street
I took time to plan my retreat
And backed out the door
I must be attracted to those
Who've witnessed a man in the throes
Life that ain't grindstone to nose
Pedal to floor
She smelled like cigarettes and wine
And she kept me happy all the time
I know that ain't much of a line
But it's the Gods' own truth
She lives down inside of me still
Rolled up like a twenty dollar bill
She left me alone with these pills
In the last of my youth
Lost on the dry side of town
My memories slowing me down
She sme and I came around
I came back to life
Nary a mother or dad
She showed me what I never had
The princess of leaves
She gets sad 'cause I won't take a wife
She smelled like cigarettes and wine
And she kept me happy all the time
I know that ain't much of a line
But it's the Gods' own truth
She lives down inside of me still
Rolled up like a twenty dollar bill
She left me alone with these pills
In my small learning youth
She left me alone with these pills
In the last of my youth

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