A Hero En Route

Curses

More water, more rum, the way the flood is born
Piss-poor and bound to drown outside our door
You found out the neighbors' pace to stay away
Cut feet and screams from a shattered vase
Curses spill from a father quill disappear
You say the snow tastes just like the water here
If you're home alone when kingdom come will you resist?
Find a bum with faith and trade your soul for his

Between the dogs that haunt the woods, they bark at my door
Instead of shrubs where they nurse their cubs they search for someplace warm

And when it's late, i think that you're home
But black dresses deliver bones
Of other girls in heels and pearls and scarlet a's
Who are dead to their kin because they live that way
In the streets we live our lives as big machines
Bad timing and sin replace our parenting
Make a mess of make believe
Children become what their minds conceive

Between the dogs that haunt the woods, they bark at my door
Instead of shrubs where they nurse their cubs they search for someplace warm

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