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New South - Loose Ends

he'd seen her many times never noticed before
how when she laughed she laughed
like she didn't care who saw
didn't care who saw

she knew all about him he was a popular guy
he slung a little pot and she liked to get high
liked to get high

they hung out the same parties
had a lot of the same friends
when they got it together
it was like tying up loose ends

he didn't want a preacher he didn't want a church
so they got a ship's captain to say some simple words
they were simple words

she didn't wear a wedding gown
just a cotton dress she'd sewn
and she didn't give a damn if the baby was showin'
and the baby was showin'

we all threw confetti wished them well and then
stood around and watched them leave
feeling at loose ends

he could see no future in a southern beach resort
he figured that to get ahead
he would have to head north
so he headed north

she stayed behind in florida with the baby on its way
waiting on his call and he called every day
he called every day

he promised her that he would send for her when
he got it together and tied up some loose ends
he found good wages in the state of maryland
but what they paid they took two fold
with the other hand

and what's the use in working
if you still can't make your rent
it ain't really gambling
if you know you're gonna loose
in the end

so he headed back to Florida
down I 95
country music radio
and an all night drive
all night he drived

and she was glad to see him
at least she was at first
he was shaken up like a soda pop 'bout to burst
and he burst

when the neighbors called the police
she had a baby in her arms
as she tried to to tell the officer
that he meant no harm
he just lost it at the end

he spent a night in jail
then he had his day in court
the judge was kind enough to lift
the restraining order
the restraining order

she found a good job through a temping agency
so he got to stay at home with their little baby
the little baby

and things are looking up or so it seems to them
of course the story it ain't over yet
there are still a lot of loose ends

and what's the use in working
if you still can't make your rent
it ain't really gambling
if you know you're gonna loose
in the end

©2002 Mike West

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