His hand made a fist for you
And touched your face gently
You and your brothers
He slept with your mother

The winter seems colder now
That old orange car you drive
Is as big as a satellite
Your glove grips the gearshift tight
Your headlights are shining bright, yeah
On top of the snow so white
Inside of the blackest night
You've got eight days to live

What will you do with them?
Call up your closest friend
Send letters you never sent
Go somewhere you've never been

It's a week until Christmas
You couldn't care less, no
Some booze from your family
Cheap vodka and brandy
You got six days to live

You wouldn't know it now
If you did, you would blow it down
Yeah, your anger, it would shake the ground
As it is you don't make a sound

And you'll never leave this town
Twenty years of breaking down
Indifference takes over now

There has never been a more beautiful day on Lake Michigan
The sky up above was so gray
The snow, it never did stop that day
But neither did the time
He's got forty eight hours
But he does not mind a bit


It happened so quickly
You lost control of your car
You lay looking up at the stars
Wondering how far they are
You closed your eyes
You took your last breath

And now here you are
Here on my front step
Son, welcome home

Lyrics submitted by BleedorBreathe

Lake Michigan song meanings
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