"Newport News" as written by James Steven Walbourne and Joseph T Pernice....
Sadly I woke up in Connecticut
in some Nightingale’s art deco Murphy bed.
And the wall-to-wall shag loneliness
was more fuel on the burning mess.

I hope you saw the flames before they died.

Your brother is a friend I’ll hate to lose.
He said you’re somewhere down in Newport News.
I don’t blame him for being vague.
I probably would have done the same,
though if someone’s going to bleed it won’t be you.

If you needed the heat from another light,
that’s a metaphor I’d believe.
But if it makes no difference to you
the way you get what you need,
tell me why my love was so easy to leave.

I caught a dragon bus to Chinatown.
I bought some knock-off shoes and knocked around.
Then I stood where Prince meets Lafeyette.
I won’t forgive and I won’t forget
but I’d kiss your ass to kiss your ass again.

Let’s tie a knot in this
if not I know the poison will soak all the way through.
I’d swear on your soul I forgive any
right to stick it back at you.


Lyrics submitted by sharkycharming

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