They stuck you in the dirt while I was still away
But nobody had the decency to tell me about it anyways.

Well, I guess it's for the best that they laid you down to rest
without some wreck like me to ruin things and turn into a mess.

But I remember when we ran away and the car we stole broke down
along some dusty highway with nobody else around.
So we hitched a ride to Reno, but the ring I got you wouldn't fit.
And the minister got drunk before, and we laughed 'til we got sick.

And of course, I know you could have done much better, and I
know that I must have been your bad habit.
Some rotten man. Nobody's savior. Your oldest friend.

I haven't slept the same since you been gone,
And when I do sleep, the nightmares come.
This hell I live in hasn't been the same without you here.
Our daughter still won't speak to me. My letters aren't returned at all.
I can't believe the mess I've made of everybody's lives.

And of course, I know you could have done much better
And I know that I must have been a real fucking nightmare.
Some rotten man. Nobody's savior. Your oldest friend.


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    My InterpretationAs all Songs on the Album (GOD, FORGIVE THESE BASTARDS: Songs from the Forgotten Life of Henry Turner - 2012) this is a fictional story about the fictional character "Henry Turner" who Pat made up whilist living in Florida.
    There actually is a book about Henry Turner now which you can buy from the "The Taxpayers" Website.
    You'll find the Story on their website.

    thetaxpayers.net/post/44149453832/…
    amano7on September 24, 2013   Link

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