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But it all came down to you and I
But it all came down to you and I

There were banged up heads stealing first base
underneath the table so we never said grace
falling out of bed for the workday week
there was kissing in the cracks of the flash flood street
there were budding blossoms blaring Johnny Rotten
chewed up and swallowed by the prophet they were trying to follow
Bit too green and we paid no tax on our quick romantic cul de sac

But it all came down to you and I
But it all came down to you and I

there were crashed out cars in our bar code clothes
they were grubbing on each other rubbing ghost on ghost
there were junked-up punks and the Jesus freaks
weaving in and out of trouble wrapping round and round a leash
there were sleepless dreamers, Tuesday preachers
the message and the messenger, gun beneath the register
the sweet gum tree by the tough drunk tank
we could never give enough to the bad-luck bank
there were hopeless sinners, sweepstake winners
they danced with the farmer’s daughter, capered with the corporate lawyers

But it all came down to you and I
But it all came down to you and I
But it all came down to you and I
But it all came down to you and I

There was laughing in the night, sugar in the shade
there were backstab handshakes made on faith
we were never out of time and we never entertained
anybody say the habit of the wind was going to change
there were misled misfits, teething biscuits
fountains full of penny wishes, parties full of pretty dishes
side by side with the birds and bees
and we never said grace, never ever took a knee
with the saints and ramblers, movie star handlers
high above the aviary, underneath the cemetery
and we never wondered why, ‘cause the sun was in our eyes
there was seed for the field, there was grease for the wheel
we were drinking with the luminaries, eating with the missionaries

But it all came down to you and I
But it all came down to you and I
But it all came down to you and I
But it all came down to you and I



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    jim_tillman_7Apr 17, 2013 at 8:19 pm
    but it all came down to you and I.
    but it all came down to you and I.

    There were banged up HEADS stealing first base.
    underneath the tables so we never SAID grace.
    falling out of bed for the workday week.
    there was kissing in the cracks of the flash flood streets.
    there were BUDDING blossoms BLARING Johnny ROTTEN.
    chewed up and swallowed by the PROPHET they were trying to follow.
    Bit too green and WE paid no tax on our quick romantic cul de sac.

    but it all came down to you and I.
    AND it all came down to you and I.

    there were CRASHED out cars in our BAR CODE clothes.
    they were rubbing on each other, rubbing ghost on ghost.
    there were JUNKED -up punks and THE Jesus freaks.
    weaving in and out of trouble wrapping round and round a leash.
    there were sleepless dreamers, DOOMS day preachers.
    the message and the messenger, THE GUN beneath the register.
    the sweet gum tree by the TOUGH DRUNK tank.
    we could never give enough to the bad-BLOOD bank.
    there were hopeless sinners, sweepstake winners.
    they danced with the farmer’s daughter, capered with the corporate lawyers.

    it all came down to you and I.
    it all came down to you and I.
    WELL it all came down to you and I.
    AND it all came down to you and I.

    There was laughing in the LIGHT , sugar in the shade.
    there were backstab handshakes made on faith.
    we were never out of time and were never entertained.
    anybody SAY THAT habit OR the wind was going to change.
    there were restless misfits, teething biscuits.
    FOUNTAINS full of penny wishes, parties full of pretty FISHES.
    side by side with the birds and bees.
    and we never said grace and never ever took a knee.
    with the saints and ramblers, movie star handlers.
    high above the aviary, underneath the cemetery.
    and we never wondered why, CAUSE the sun was in our eyes.
    there was seed for the field, there was grease for the wheel.
    we were drinking with the luminaries, eating with the MISSIONARIES.

    all came down to you and I.
    AND it all came down to you and I.
    AND it all came down to you and I.
    AND it all came down to you and I.

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