Oh, Michelle
I'm coming down to see you
The night is bruised black swelling and gold and green
Now, I was in bed, but I had the dream again
Where I drive us off the cliff into the ravine

And the car was Shelby blue
Blue like the one in the photo of your father and you
Blue like the label on the beer you always choose
Blue like me and you, Michelle

Oh, Michelle
I went looking for the river
But I only made it to the railroad bed
There were these candles there
And some days-ago cut flowers
Where the guy who had the knife there by his friend

And my eyes could not adjust to the flames against the leaves
Someone was watching from nearby
I heard a phone chime from shallow in the trees
I had to come see you, Michelle

Oh, Michelle
We are trafficking in wonder
Worshiping the wounds upon your cheek
Just kiss me shy and I will love you like a lamp-read
In the cool, cool water of the creek

Tornadoes transform and leave us changed
Everyone we love break on us like waves
Take your hands, cover up your eyes and your face
Tell me what you see now, Michelle

Oh, Michelle
First light might come too late
So let's out-drive the headlight in the stars
The roof held but only till the rain fell
Now it's leaking love inside my captain's car

Toss my chevrons out the window on the way over here
Uncle Sam can meet me by the treeline
He and I and your husband, we can work it out like men
We won't end up white eyed

Oh, Michelle
I can't say the things that I've seen
From the time that I was gone and then returned
But I got 5000 bucks and a full tank of gas
And a Stars n' Stripes beach towel with a cigarette burn

If we leave right now, we'll be there by morning
Better being anywhere but here
We can make a new start, we can make a new name
I've already picked yours, Michelle


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