Cloudy Skies

 

By L. J. Furman

 

One night I had it all,                             

by morning it was gone.             

Was called into a room              

the man said kid you’re done.     

this bright bold, theiving snake,   

tried to take my dreams away.               

‘ain’t personal’ he said               

‘let’s do lunch some day’

 

(chorus)

I was stabbed in the back           

shot right between the eyes       

I looked for God above               

I just saw cloudy skies               

 

my kids still needed shoes          

I got more dues to pay

the stash that I’d been holdin      

used up that rainy day

her ma said leave that bum        

but my girl just stood by me

said some day you’ll be back      

where you’re supposed to be

 

(chorus)

I was stabbed in the back           

shot right between the eyes

I looked for God above               

I just saw cloudy skies

 

 

With a smile and crushing debt

I bought myself this cab,

swapped my desk fo this old rig  

To take another stab

Put my shoulder to the wheel

Each truck stop is my own

I’m howling thru the night          

And some times I sleep home

 

(chorus)

I pulled the blade out from my ribs          

shot ‘em back between the eyes

I look for God above                  

Where I once saw cloudy skies

  

Copyright ©, 2007, L. J. Furman, all rights reserved.