Dennis and Billy
From up by Champlain. Been friends since forever First day of first grade.
Played football together. Won some pretty big games. Dennis and Billy
From up by Champlain.
After graduation Dennis enlisted. Billy was taken by a bit of surprise. Dennis said that he didn’t have any other answers.
Didn’t want to be stuck in this town his whole life.
The night before he left.
They went way out on some wine.
Billy asked Dennis if he was scared
he’s gonna die.
Dennis said everybody dies at some time. Neither of them said a thing for a while.
Billy stayed home and took on a trade. Went for the handle. Got bit by the blade. There were hospital bills.
There was pain. There were pills.
The pain went away but the pills
they just stayed.
The way it washed over
It was warm like the sunshine.
Billy felt filled up with the bright shining lights.
Just for a moment he wasn’t anxious or nervous.
Dennis was somewhere still stuck in the service.
Dennis wasn’t much for sending off letters Billy wasn’t either so they weren’t much
in touch.
Dennis came back to see his sick mother Billy’s on the corner like he’s waiting
on a bus.
Later on that evening in a tavern barely talking.
Billy said Dennis man you’re lucky you left.
Dennis started saying something then he reconsidered.
He looked down at his beer and slowly shook his head
He said I’ve been out there fighting.
You’ve been hanging round here dying.
It might be ironic but its not a good joke These Vikes and Oxycontins
This whole towns stuck on something That’s pretty much why I hate coming home
The night before he left
He watched Billy getting high. Dennis asked Billy if he was scared he’s gonna die.
Billy said everybody dies at some time. Neither of them said a thing for a while.


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