Walking Home Again

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Last call and a busty blonde gives in 
Sucked up in a swig of midnight skin 
Sad eyes try to force a thin line smile 
Cheap touch and an even cheaper gin 

Pants much too tight for her, these lights too bright for her 
Quick ride to a place she knows too well 
She walks in front of me unaware that I can see 
Weak lies that she sells to selfish men, and I’m walking home again 

Eyes shut to pretend tonight might last 
Full moon silhouettes a twilight past 
Heart thin and her thoughts begin to spin 
Slow drag to forget the touch so fast 

Pants much too tight for her, these lights too bright for her 
Quick ride to a place she knows too well 
She walks in front of me unaware that I can see 
Weak lies that she sells to selfish men, and I’m walking home again 

Stand slow to a copper glow ‘round ten 
Late lunch with a few white collar men 
Two shots and a new sad song begins 
Tick tock and it’s half past once-again


 - October 2003 -