Another weird offering from ER Salo Deguierre. My first country song. Sort of.
It was inspired by some of the more interesting weirdness I was subjected to as a young person growing up in a certain southern-western-Midwestern state.
I have to apologize to those who are having trouble hearing my music. I get few responses on it, so I just assumed nobody was listening to my self-indulgent noodlings. But then somebody told me recently that part of the problem is my files are hard to open with this horrendous WordPress version of Quicktime. If that’s the case, I’m very sorry, dear Beauty is Imperfection reader, and I will try to figure out an alternative in the future. I’m a bit tech challenged, though, something I’ve discussed on a few posts here, and so far my efforts to embed something cooler like SoundCloud have been all for nought.
As usual, all sounds and music made by yours truly.
By ER Salo Deguierre
When I walked in the head I found you tweaking
Shivering with a mirror and a straw
I wrapped you up and covered you in blankets
Bloody as the day that you were born
When Interstate 41 turns to Interstate 32
That’s where every trucker’s dream becomes a nightmare
But I still love you
You were out there stealing my anhydrous
I could not shake you
With your vacant stare
Just the kind of love I always I needed
Did you see those contents under pressure?
When you mixed them up inside that tub?
Did the police hear the lab explosion?
When they were rousting you outside the club?
With your pupils dilated
You’re still stocking Sudafeds
Making cocktails with the cowboys in the drive-thru
But I won’t share you
Eighteen months of hard-time prison labor
Can I come see you?
You smell like burning hair
Only 30 minutes with no touching
They won’t possess you
Together we can draw blood from a stone.
Was this love a match we made in heaven?
Or simply one we made down in Ardmore?
Your teeth rotting out and mine just browning
Another year I can’t give up the Skoal.
Though your eyes were black and dead
Your teeth falling out your head
We had more happiness than any two folks had a right to
But chains don’t bind you
I saw you run away when you malinger
But then I chased you
Through carnivals and fairs
Heaven just a pipe between your fingers
And I won’t share you
Tweaking all the way to Texarkana
And I still love you
It never ever seemed you could stop talking