After Sally

After Sally

WRITTEN BY: CAMERON BLAKE

The fog has lifted and the sky is blue
The river’s swollen
The almanac’s confused
Will the flowers be dressed in their Easter time best for you?

Spring is late but our love is strong
Old lazy river moves the ice along
It’s too real to accept when no words can express
What we’ve gone through

Big black sky is filling up with stars
A chimney’s puffing like a cold cigar
We hung together under the pressure
And someone told me that’s the hardest part

We took the road with all the bends
We buckle down until the highway ends
We took the road with all the bends

And something’s gotta give
Something’s gotta give
Something’s gotta give me wings

The river’s itchin’ from the fall of man
Kitchen tap is runnin’ black again
A garage radio blares
It’s been blowing hot air in my ears

My soul is restless
I’m lookin’ old and grey
Blue blood midwestern, I was born and raised
There are things that just take time
And there are other things we just don’t say

Sometimes I wake up and I’m gripped with fear
Did I pay the bills? Did I leave the ashtray filled?
My mind’s a warehouse of worry when my heart’s in disrepair

This Sunday morning I felt the body and blood
Heard the children singing, “Gloria”
I’d just been thinking ‘bout how Sally
Would have held her head and sung along

The healing begins its slow methodical work
Crawling under my skin like a fisherman’s hook
Oh Lord, I’ve been lookin’ down the barrel
At a chamber of the human heart

We took the road with all the bends
We buckle down until the highway ends
We took the road with all the bends

And something’s gotta give
Something’s gotta give
Something’s gotta give me wings to fly

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