The Weakerthans "Left and Leaving"
My city's still breathing but barely it's true,
through buildings gone missing like teeth.
The sidewalks are watching me think about you,
sparkled with broken glass.
I'm back with scars to show.
Back to the streets I know
will never take me anywhere but here.
The stain in the carpet this drink in my hand,
the strangers whose faces I know.
We meet here for our dress rehearsal to say
I wanted it this way.
And wait for the year to drown.
Spring forward, fall back down.
I'm trying not to wonder where you are.
All this time
who's left and who's leaving
Memory will rust and erode into lists
of all that you gave me.
A blanket, some matches, this pain in my chest,
the best parts of lonely
duct tape and soldered wires,
new words for old desires,
and every birthday card I threw away.
I wait in 4/4 time,
count yellow highway lines
that you're relying on to lead you home.
(album version w/ random wolf pic)