AFTER DREAMS COME TRUE
 

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THE ONE WHO FLIRTED WITH DISASTER

I pulled a human skull up out of the river
Stared into the sockets and started to shiver
Tried to call Maria but my words came chokin'
She was up behind the tree where Oberto was smokin'
And I wondered if dreams ever vacate bone
And I know in the end we'll leave alone
 
I kicked the bad hard stuff and changed my ways
In hopes of extending the amount of my days
I pay the parking tickets and the God damn taxes
Don't know a thing about how a man relaxes
And I wonder if the truth should be shared with youth
And I feel so long in the tooth
 
Alerted to the crime
Deserted by my muse
Reverted to a child
Perverted by the news
Converted to a path
Averted by the one who flirted with disaster
And knew it would come
 
I see my children's eyes watching me close
And I tell 'em it's my medicine as I pour another dose
And I pray for forgiveness each time I resent them
For taking my words a different way than I meant them
And I wonder if prayers are really heard somewhere
And if so did mine make it there
 
Alerted to the crime
Deserted by my muse
Reverted to a child
Perverted by the news
Converted to a path
Averted by the one who flirted with disaster
And knew it would come
 
I pulled a human skull up out of the river
Stared into the sockets and started to shiver

 

words and music by Bill Mumy

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