This Lyric is: #007

She's Back (The Absent Father)

Verse:
I drove down to the precinct station; it was a desolate, dirty day and the sky was lea-king;
O, my precious darling daughter, I couldn't bear to hear the hateful words that you were spea-king;
In your haunted, hollow eyes, I saw a demon fly (and she was dan-cing);
On a ruby-painted spear, she impaled your happy years (she was so entran-cing).
I cut the check and signed the forms, thinking of your wasted arms...
and broken doors;
When you spat the word 'Father' like a curse, you saw past your raging thirst to the guilt and terror that I wore...

Chorus:
She's back... on the streets again...
Should I call my lawyer friend?...
Is it too late to send - a greeting, or a warning, birthday kisses, one more morning?
Oh, it's the end....

Bridge:
Ev'ry absent father knows that the love of a mother flows... unceasingly;
And I had always thought that the fractured time I'd bought would bring some peace in me;
But oh, not so...... Oh, it's the end....

Verse:
I drove down to the county morgue; it was a blighted, blinding night and the sky was fall-ing;
I saw a spectre of yourself, clothed in rosy glowing health, and I heard it call-ing:
"Father why'd you leave me here, in this bitter house of tears, where love had died?"
I answered, "Dad will always be, right here when you're needing me.", but I lied.
There beyond the glass where hist'ry ends, I looked down and tried to pretend...
that you were sleeping;
Prayers to Father Death and tortured Son sprang to my lips, but you were gone...
beyond my keeping...

Chorus:
She's back... from the streets again...
Should I call my lawyer friend?...
Is it too late to send - a greeting, or a warning...............
Yeah, she's back... from the streets again,
No need to call my lawyer friend...
Yes, it's too late to send - a greeting, or a warning, birthday kisses, just one more morning...
Oh, it's the end.... Yes, it's the end.... Oh, it's the end. (sustain and out)

Copyright 2002 -Ozone Pete