Count Up the Things That’ll Always Be (The Entropy of Bitter Coffee, a country song)

It was long after midnight when I heard you knock
‘Cause you couldn’t get your goddamn key in the lock.
I didn’t say nothing when I let you in
But the coffee this morning’s as bitter as sin.

Chorus
We met in the sunlight of those longest days
When young men and women wander bedazed
By moonrise and shadows, diamonds and rings,
Firm flesh, and promises of truth in all things.

Now we’ll stare out the window watching the crows
From a kitchen where silence continually grows,
Crystals of ice on a freezer’s shrinking walls,
Until sometime this evening when somebody calls.

Chorus
We met in the sunlight of those longest days
When young men and women wander bedazed
By moonrise and shadows, diamonds and rings,
Firm flesh, and promises of truth in all things.

Bridge
Count up the things that’ll always be—
There’ll be rivers running down to a sea,
Stars sending out their last lonely light
To crawl through desolate parsecs of night,
A moon swelling in wondering eyes,
And the black holes of your collapsing lies.

“They need me at work,” is what I’m guessing you’ll say,
Or “Somebody’s died.” Or “Someone’s home from away.
It’ll be a late one, so don’t you wait up.”
And you’ll stumble in mumbling and smelling like fuck.

Chorus
We met in the sunlight of those longest days
When young men and women wander bedazed
By moonrise and shadows, diamonds and rings,
Firm flesh, and promises of truth in all things.

About John MacKenzie

I'll mumble for ya. Poetry, plus most things quantifiable: science, neuroscience, memory, epistemology, baseball. And so on.
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