How is California?

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How is California?
I hear that’s where you are
Do you have a new girl
Do you have a car

These questions they accumulate in my head
And they’ve nowhere to go but over and oh, how quick you fled

The day is getting further now
That last I saw your eyes
Remember when you said to me
It comes as no surprise

And when faced with nature’s choice the one you took
Was to fly away with barely even a look

You pulled the plug and drained the tub
Left emptiness as your wake
Our tapestry ripped at the seams
No love left to make

I left you still in stitches
And little did I know
That in hardly any time at all
I would need my own

So that night filled with the hope of something new
Mixed with a strange attempt to get closer to you

You cut the cord and claimed the reward
For finding the best way to hurt me
Our patchwork quilt so lovingly built
Now ragged and dirty

And there’s no telling
Where we’re heading
We may very well have seen the last
Still I hope that one of these days you’ll prove me wrong

Those tears of joy you thought a myth
Until at last you shed
They may seem buried underground
But they needn’t be dead

‘Cause I did you wrong but you know I did you so right as well
Can we unearth the long past fall when we first fell

You pulled the plug and drained the tub
Left emptiness as your wake
Our tapestry ripped at the seams
No love left to make

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from Worth Wild, released October 30, 2012

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Leigh Jones Portland, Oregon

Lilting, longing honeysuckle folk. 66% North Carolinian, 33% New Yorker, 1% Oregonian.

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