THE STRAW THIEF’S WAY

There’s a little house

It’s down by the freeway

I listen to your bootheels

Cross the paver stones

The chimney’s down

And the windows rotten

It don’t matter anyhow

No one calls it home

 

My hollow words

Just couldn’t reach you

They hung out on the morning air

Turned to lonesome sighs

Reckless hearts

Will try and break you

Wake you when the evening comes

Leave you in the light

 

You’re like a fire that loved the rain

And I put you out

I know this ain’t no kind of life

I know you can’t be satisfied

I wanna lay with you in the Straw Thief’s way

And tell you I’m not angry girl, I understand

It ain’t no one could be your man

 

Wasted time

Will you ever return?

All your added minutes would

Give another life

I see the dark

At the edge of daylight

Just tryin’ to hold on

His little patch of sky

 

You’re like a fire that loved the rain

And I put you out

I know this ain’t no kind of life

I know you can’t be satisfied

I wanna lay with you in the Straw Thief’s way

And tell you I’m not angry girl, I understand

It ain’t no one could be your man

 

Comin’ down tonight

Under a million stars that die

Drowning in the light

Still a-dancin’ in your eyes

 

You’re like a fire that loved the rain

And I put you out

I know this ain’t no kind of life

I know you can’t be satisfied

I wanna lay with you in the Straw Thief’s way

And tell you I’m not angry girl, I understand

It ain’t no one could be your man

 

all lyrics written by Lou Poster c & p 2018 Fairmont Music, LLC