From the recording Love, Loss, and Chickens


If you were no longer in my life I wouldn’t have one
If you were gone I’d be gone too inside my head
I wouldn’t shave, I wouldn’t shower,
I wouldn’t change my underpants
I would have breadcrumbs in my beard,
Children would mock me and run scared
If I could not wake up with you I wouldn’t sleep then
Without you lying next to me I would not care for being free
I’d seek your smell on your pillow,
Something to hang on in my sorrow
If I couldn’t wake up next to you,
I might not wake up anymore
If I couldn’t hold you I would hold on to a bottle
The guy at the liquor store would be my only friend
I would drink myself silly,
I would puke and then feel sorry
I’d go to AA shaking bad,
Tell them I loved you and I’m sad
If I sat at home waiting for you, waiting and waiting
If I sat at home waiting to find you’d never come
I’d keep on sitting and sitting,
I’d keep on waiting, waiting, waiting
She’s stuck in traffic on the 10,
She’ll be home soon, that’s settled then