The Love Song Never Died

from En Route

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  • The Love Song Never Died

Her old pickup is stuck in the grass
That grew longer in the summer of ’03
When the flood rains washed over all our paths through the trees
Where the men grew hard and the women watched their faces
And the children ceased their racin’ just to see if they’d break
But the love song never died
The love song never died
The love song never died, except in me

The radio buzzed lonely over miles to the background hum
Of the kitchen in the valley where our fingers touch
Where men lay down and the women watched their faces
And the children ceased their racin’ just to see if they’d sleep
But the love song never died
The love song never died
The love song never died, except in me

It’s lonely out here. The desert is asleep. It’s lonely out here, where the mockingbird speaks.
It’s lonely out here. The boxcar smoke is sweet. It’s lonely out here, the nails that pierce our feet.

You’ll come on back someday
When every scene’s been played
With you I’ll stay forever

You’ll come on back someday
When every string’s been frayed
With you I’ll stay forever

The love song never died
The love song never died
The love song never died, except in me

All the books that you read
Stacked by size against the mahogany frame of your bed
I read them all beside you ‘til the lamp grew dim
Where the moonlight lit your painted lips turned ivory
Your fingernails like diamonds as they claw to be fed
And men repent when the women wash their faces
And the children take their places in the cool of the dead
But the love song never cried
The love song never cried
The love song never cried, except for me