You Won’t Hear From Me Tonight

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You got some kind of shine I’ve never seen before
If you’d been feeling fine then you weren’t anymore 
I had to run away, I couldn’t take the shame 
But I forgot to say I’ll always love your name 

So if the rain puts out this cigarette then I’ll call you after work 
When the floors are mopped and the garbage thrown away 
But if the skies are clear and I can learn to breathe on my own 
Then you won’t hear from me tonight 

I wrote you every day, that’s so much wasted ink 
But winter has a way of changing how you think 
I fell in love again, a black-haired southern bell 
It felt like nicotine but now it hurts like hell

So if the rain puts out this cigarette then I’ll call you after work 
When the floors are mopped and the garbage thrown away 
But if the skies are clear and I can learn to breathe on my own 
Then you won’t hear from me tonight


 - December 2006 -