I hardly ever think about you
It must be just the way I feel tonight
Remember we'd fight over girls and bands and records
As we walked home down the railway by twilight?
Tonight I'm stumbling down Jerusalem Road
Like we used to mostly every day
And the bus stop girl's biting her nails
And the hellhound on my trail's been distracted by the cold white frisbee of a moon

I've got this old Kodachrome picture
Taken that long summer of '79
There's a Confederate flag on the wall behind you
You got light gleaming on deep water for a smile
But tonight there's no trace of you on Jerusalem Road
And my whole day's been like some fever dream
And the café radio's playing some slushy tune
And the barman's beating time with a coffee spoon
And I just wrote your name in the frost on my wineglass

The last time I ever saw you
You said your days of tossing burgers and shitty bands were dead
You were sat on a swing making shapes with your toe in the gravel
Half-listening to the chain on the crossbar overhead
Do you ever wish you were back on Jerusalem Road?
When the choice was be the fool on the hill or be Bungalow Bill?
There's dogs calling out to each other across the night
And if you don't even remember my name, well, that's alright
Hey, I still got that snake-buckle belt that you gave me


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