Madagascar


When the screen door closed
I felt you turn and look at me
You said "Why don't you get up?"
"Why don't you fuck that damn tv!"
Survivor
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Reruns of Sonny & Cher
And I said...I said...

Pick a man that'll love you
Like I can
Like I did way back when
Pick a man that'll hold you
And whisper all the things that you want said
   Pick a holy man that'll tempt you
   And pull you through the stars
   Pick a lonely man that'll take you right there
   In the back seat of his car
   Pick a rich old man that'll buy you a yacht
   And sail you all around the world
   To Madagascar
     (...I hope he loves you for the woman you are...)

When the screen door slammed
I listened to you walking off down the street
Your high heels clicking to the beat
Of my racing pumped-up heart
As if fell apart
Like that blue vase your mother bought us
Last Christmas
In Cassadaga
Florida

Pick a man that'll love you
Like I can
Like I did way back when
Pick a man that'll hold you
And whisper all the things that you want said
(Like you want me dead)
   Pick a holy man that'll tempt you
   And pull you through the stars
   Pick a lonely man that'll take you right there
   In the back seat of his car
   Pick a rich old man that'll buy you a yacht
   And sail you all around the world
   To Madagascar
   Madagascar
     (...I hope he loves you as you are...)

I hope he'll love you
Cause I don't anymore.
©Mike Runion, 2000
Available on "The Red Velvet Couch E.P." CD
8/7/00