From the recording Love, Loss, and Chickens


Do you remember, do you remember when you said
You would follow me to the end of the earth?
Am I mistaken, am I mistaken to recall
You said you’d never ever let me walk alone?
Well, wouldn’t you know
What a difference twenty years can make?
Sitting at our kitchen table
I can still smell the bread you used to bake
And, by the way, you left your Mother’s pearls upstairs,
In that little box where you keep all your treasures
And the stuff for which you care
Was there a reason, was there a reason that you went?
I try to wrap my head around it but I can’t.
We were so happy, we were so happy even when
Sometimes we bickered like a rooster and a hen
But here I am just a ghost in a house that once was our home,
Wondering what on earth I did
To deserve ending up like this all alone
And no goodbye, not a word, not a note, not even a call
You’re the one who left
But I’m the one who feels like he never existed at all
I bought you flowers, I bought you flowers yesterday,
I thought you might still care about our anniversary
I brought them over, I brought them over to your place,

I saw a squirrel jump over the names of your new friends,
And with all the balloons,
It looked like you guys down there are still having so much fun
But then I went back home with myself and nobody else,
Sitting at our kitchen table
I thought I could still hear our wedding bells.