LOVE WON'T LAST THE AFTERNOON

©1999 By David Poe. Charming Martyr Music (BMI). All rights reserved.

From The Late Album

 

IN A DARK ROOM

WHERE YOU SHOT YOUR LAST ROLL

COLOR BLURS

HONEY CAN'T YOU SEE

HOW YOU DROVE ME FROM YOUR DARK ROOM

INTO HERS

SO LITTLE TRAGEDY WE HAVE REHEARSED

EVERY MORNING I WAKE UP THERE FEELING WORSE

BUT IT'S ENDING SOON

LOVE WON'T LAST THE AFTERNOON

 

IN A STRANGE BED

WHERE I'M LAID OUT LIKE A MAN

IN A HEARSE

AND SHE COMES TO ME

'CAUSE SHE BELIEVES IT'S NOT TOO LATE FOR A NURSE

WHILE SHE'S LICKING ON MY WOUNDS I DARE NOT MOVE

LIKE THERE'S STILL SOME OLD FIDELITY TO PROVE

OR SOMETHING MORE TO RUIN

LOVE WON'T LAST THE AFTERNOON

 

O BUT PLEASE DON'T WAKE ME YET

FROM MY BAD LITTLE DREAM

I'M A KING WITH ALL MY PROPHETS

BUT I DON'T WANT TO GO TO SLEEP

'CAUSE WHEN I TELL THEM WHAT I SEE

THEY'RE GONNA TELL ME WHAT IT MEANS

AND I DON'T WANT TO KNOW

HOW YOU DO ON YOUR OWN

 

IN THE BACK OF SOME CAR

WILL YOU DROP ME DOWN THE ROAD A HUNDRED BLOCKS OR SO

AND PLEASE FORGIVE ME

I HAVEN'T WELCOMED ANY MORNING

SINCE I LEFT HER HOME

WHEN YOU TAKE A FACE AND HEAD INTO THE DAY

AND FROM A SPEEDING WINDOW WATCH THE SKY TURN GREY

AND HIDE THE MOON

LOVE WON'T LAST THE AFTERNOON