ON YOUR BIRTHDAY

By David Poe & Jim Boggia. Charming Martyr Music (BMI)/ scrapple Songs (ASCAP).  All rights reserved.

From the album Misadventures In Stereo by Jim Boggia

 

FOUND A PHOTOGRAPH

THE ONLY ONE I HAVE

CAN ALMOST HEAR YOU LAUGHING

ON YOUR BIRTHDAY

 

THAT WAS YOU AND ME

MUST BE 92 OR 3

UNDERNEATH THE MARQUEE

ON YOUR BIRTHDAY

 

SEEMS LONG AGO

BUT I DO RECALL THAT SHOW

AND HOW YOU SANG

LOUD AS THE BAND

SOMEONE TOOK OUR PICTURE

MAYBE ONE MANY TOO MANY DRINKS, BUT WE WERE

WALKING BACK TO YOUR HOUSE

HAND IN HAND

 

FLOWERS IN YOUR HAIR

I LED YOU UP THE STAIRS

AND ALL YOUR FRIENDS WERE THERE

ON YOUR BIRTHDAY

 

DANDELION WINE

INCANDESCANT LIGHT

EVERYONES INVITED

TO YOUR BIRTHDAY

 

WAITED FOR A YEAR

AND I WASTED SOME TEARS

IMAGINING YOU'D

COME ROUND AGAIN

ONE DAY YOU WAKE UP

AND YOU'RE OVER THE BREAKUP

BUT YOU FIND MYSELF REMEMBERING

NOW AND THEN

 

WE HAD ELABORATE PLANS

AND SHORT ATTENTION SPANS

TOO MANY BLACK AND TANS

BACK IN THOSE DAYS

 

ONCE AND FUTURE PAST

IT ENDED ALL TOO FAST

NOTHING SEEMS TO LAST

EXCEPT FOR BIRTHDAYS

ARE YOU GOING OUT

ON YOUR BIRTHDAY

WILL YOU THINK ABOUT ME

ON YOUR BIRTHDAY