Girl In Green

Written in August of 1996 in Edmonton, Alberta

I thought I saw you in the shadows
I couldn’t see your face
But I knew that it was you
All the years they ain’t been too kind to you
But then again, they ain’t been kind to anyone I know
Anyone I know
They take their toll
And swallow you whole

I’ll fix myself a drink
To give me time to think
And if you’d like a drink I’ll fix one for you

Underneath
The watchful eye
Of Mama’s blessing
And the tear in Daddy’s eye

The girl in green
You’re almost obscene to me
I can’t believe
A prisoner of nightmares and dreams
Every time I let you down
You turn around and say “I won’t let go”
The girl in green
You’re almost obscene to me

I remember
Just like embers
Burning in my memory
How you once said
It was all in your head
The burning questions
Oh the longing need
That longing need
Yeah that longing need
I’m gonna watch you bleed
For that longing need
You’re down on your knees
Begging please
For the longing need

The girl in green
You’re almost obscene to me
I can’t believe
A prisoner of nightmares and dreams
Every time I let you down
You turn around and say “I won’t let go”
The girl in green
You’re almost obscene to me

I thought I saw you in the shadows
I couldn’t see your face
But I knew that it was you
All the years they ain’t been too kind to you
But then again, they ain’t been kind to anyone I know

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