SUMMERS WANING

SUMMERS WANING, I WAS DRINKING
TO YOUR HEALTH WHILE MINE WAS FALLING
THE SILVER SMOKE OF MARLBOROS ROSE IN RINGLETS THROUGH THE AIR.
I WAS THINKING OF A TIME
WHEN I HELD YOU IN MY ARMS
BUT NOW I’M GROPING NOTHING BUT THE CIGARETTE STAINED AIR.
 
AND JUST LIKE THE SONGS OF WILLIE AND WILL,
‘YOU WERE ALWAYS ON MY MIND’.
AND I COULD NOT HAVE LOVED YOU MUCH MORE THAN I DID
BUT GOD ONLY KNOWS, I TRIED.
 
BUT I WOULD NEVER CHANGE THIS PAIN
EACH TIME I HEAR YOUR NAME IT ACHES
LIKE KISSING BROKEN GLASS
LIKE A ROSE WITH JUST THE THORN
AND JUST WHEN I THOUGHT IT PASSED
YOU CAME BACK