week fiftythree: oil in the water pt. 2

oil in the water pt. 2

did you meet somebody in some bar
break your promise in the backseat of her car
did you wake up certain you were dreaming
throw up everything you had that evening
running like a buffalo to slaughter
burning off the oil in the water

did you let a decade pass you by
sitting down around your nine to five
going into church every week
just to sing with someone who believes
did you see her outside of the mall
standing with a man long and tall
were you humming fare thee well my lover
burning off the oil in the water

did you have a baby girl in cleveland
stay with you in buffalo some weekends
painting wild whiskers on your cheeks
driving down to barcelona beach
diving from the dock the way you taught her
burning off the oil in the water