Forever And The Same

(A. McGarrigle, P. Tatartcheff, Garden Court Music ASCAP/Bossy Music Publishing SOCAN)

The pump is all froze
And the horse is feet up
The grader has levelled the mailbox away
Winter is turning your blues eyes to grey

But the comfort remains that you know in the end
The jukebox sounds ever the same

By the snare’s mute call
The old hound is swayed
But there’s nothing much keeping the coyotes at bay
Time even scatters your heartaches they say

Your mate’s on the dole
And the kid’s in the pen
The scrapman has lured the MacCormick away
The trailer-park calls you, do not delay

The clapboard is peeling
And the roof has a flap
The sow has just landscaped your garden once more
Your fortune was long burned right onto the bar

© 2010 Kate & Anna McGarrigle, All rights reserved.