Tuesday, January 22, 2008

There's only one real forever...

Now, Baby, It's Never

There's only one real forever," he was saying, though he hoped she wasn't listening.

And we passed that about 100 miles ago, he thought. But he didn't say it.

It was someplace in Santa Maria County, the way he figured it. The place where they both realized the other knew it was over, no matter what.

They'd talked all night, driving down from Oregon. But no one had spoken in over an hour.

She turned away from the window slowly a few moments after he spoke and she looked at him. He turned his eyes back to the road.

"There are a million kinds of forever," she said, finally. "But there's only one kind of never."

"Jesus," he said. "That sounds like the lyrics to one of my crap songs."

"You're too hard on yourself." She turned back to the window.

After a moment, she added, "And, besides, your crap songs are all you've got."

Now, Baby, It's Never
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Now, Baby, It's Never

Everything you say
seems to mean goodby
Though we talked forever
I never did know why

Now baby its never
our time wont come again

This time forever baby

This time it's the end

Tonight when you kissed me
it burned me to my soul
Everything I thought I knew
was all a lie I know

Now baby its never...

I walked along the aqueduct
just before the dawn
The sun looked old and tired as it came up
but at least the night was gone

Now baby its never...

(C)2007, TK Major