Michael Braunfeld

Linden Street

04:57
Michael Braunfeld
2015
Michael Braunfeld

Lyrics

It's Bob she said

Without picking up the phone

He only calls when he's been drinking

Sometimes I'm lonely

But I'm better off alone she said

And she just let the phone keep ringing

 

I could pick up

And pick up where we left off

And sometimes I think that I want to

Other times I wish

That I could just run off

Like all those lucky men do

 

 When I first met him

He really swept me off of my feet

He could have had any girl back then

And sooner than we should have

We found that house on Linden Street

And I felt like I was better than all the rest of them

 

I spent my days playing house

We spent our nights playing cards

And making love until our sweat chilled

Then he got fired for stealing

And things started getting harder

I started working at the mill

 

He said he'd find something

And I would kiss him at the door

The smell of coffee and bacon frying

But he didn't want to settle

Like he had those times before

And one day he just stopped trying

 

He said he'd be out hunting

But I knew that he was not

He'd come home smelling like beer or perfume

He'd be at the bar

With Dickie selling pot

Or up the stairs in Ginny Lynn's room

 

Well it was late one night

And I was feeling awful beat

I heard his car pull up the driveway

God damn that fight

Woke up half of Linden Street

And I watched him drive away

 

Now when I was a young girl

My daddy told me I was a princess

But I've never met a soul who felt the same

Those nights alone

When I am stoned out of my senses

Are the only times this crazy world feels sane

 

It's Bob she said

Without picking up the phone

He only calls when he's been drinking

Sometimes I'm lonely

But I'm better off alone she said

And she just let the phone keep ringing