Monthly Archives: January 2015

Tear Stains

stuck in my attic
one day i’d had it
wanted to clean out box or two
dust filled up my lungs
torn clothes for years hung
on nails that daddy pounded through
daylight flickered through the sill
i wonder if you ever think about me still

theres my ol’ cigar box
with lost keys to some locks
theres my buck knife rusted through
some buttons and matches
a pretty girls address
i found an old picture of us too
I’m crying and broken in two
theres tear stains on the side
that has you

i waded through the memories
dug through the endings
of stories that cluttered up my past
i found unopened letters
in books that had been feathered
the ones at the end you sent back
turned on the light so i could see
read my own words, was that even me?!

i remember our wedding
laughing and ending
our first dance without shoes
your white gown and my tails
now hangin in the stair well
oh, how we played the fools
I’m crying and broken in two
there tears stains on my wedding shoes

Shut off that string light
Went down stairs for a bite
Sat down in that torn vinyl chair
We spent hours in that kitchen
I can still hear you bitchin’
That you don’t ever go nowhere
Did I just hear that doorbell ring?
Gotta break free from this reminiscing!

Enough of this nonsense
Long gone is my innocence
Tucked into my size ten- tennis shoes
Baseball and Bogart remain
Close to my heart
Now I don’t have to choose
I put a lock on the upstairs door
Those tear stains will die on the attic floor

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Hardy

I’ve kissed the canvas
I’ve hugged the ropes
My life has passed before my eyes
Paralyzed by the blood in my soul
I’ve had my bell rung
So I’ll let it ring
Hardy

I got kicked down
Left on the street
With my little girl in my arms
To which these fists will have to feed
Train within the same walls
As Ali
I’m Hardy

Now they call me ‘The Heat’
As of now I have no defeats
Look up at me!
As you lay at my feet
I’m Hardy
Hardy, ‘The Heat’ is coming to your town
Hardy, ‘The Heat’ is gonna take you down!

There’s a miracle among us
You ask if it’s me (and I say)
It’s all of you and my very best friend
Who loves me each and every day
You give me strength in the ring
That’s where I’m (my very best)
Hardy!

Now they call me ‘The Heat’
As of now I have no defeats
Look up at me!
As you lay at my feet
I’m Hardy
Hardy, ‘The Heat is coming to your town
Hardy, ‘The Heat is gonna take you down!

I’ve kissed the canvas
I’ve hugged the ropes
My life has passed before my eyes
‘The Heat’ is clear of smoke
Hey world I’m coming
Down your road, get ready for….
Hardy!!

Hardy, The Heat is comin to your town
Hardy, The Heat is gonna take you down
The Heat is comin to your town
I’m Hardy!

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