expired as an old driver's license

from by stephanie nilles



i'm expired as an old driver's license
i am wry as the whole bottle of beam
i am weary as the body fished out the imperial valley
its face decomposed as an old rotten peach
and my brain just doesn't know where the floor is and my heart is a sack of frozen meat
a neighborhood once booming and bustling
its houses now boarded up with signs for lease

why is the world still swirling even when i close my eyes?
and why are my bones as brittle as an old southern double-wide?

i'm expired as an old driver's license
low as the glow of the coal of the train
i am worn as the tune floating out of the trumpet
towards the riverbend
and away


from Uncle Stephanie's Murder Ballads *FOR KIDS!, released July 31, 2015
stephanie - piano, vocals
jesse morrow - upright bass
paul thibodeaux - drums



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