Distant Line

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I ran away and then I kept running
And you know what they say
Harder they come
Harder they fall
I never meant to fall at all
But it all came crashing down

And I just made that change
It was once and for all
You know I’m not very close to perfect
And sometimes very far from honest

Favorite gift this year
Was a voice on a distant line
There was no anger in her tone
And I told no lies

I know I keep forgetting to write
I just can’t seem to find the time
But ten minutes of your time
Could be the most valued of all
It should be as simple as that
Or so it seems since the dreams
That we screened always seemed
To have the same review
Once you made my cheeks
Running wet with laughter
Now I’m shitting in my pants

There is a nervous apprehension
That is causing this cruel dissension
You were a stranger once
But now it’s strange
Not knowing anything about you


from No Feet on the Cowling, released July 1, 1989
Written by Andrew Donaldson



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