Tenderlung

from by Ruth Ruth

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she played a black guitar, hung around her neck in an empty new york bar. with my mind full of make believe, i dreamed i took her home and held her hand and watched tv. then she knew she needed me, then i laughed and went "don't cry." she played what garfunkel wrote, navigating troubled water, hitting every note. with her mind burnt and far away, she dreamed the world invited her to come on out and play, but fate cheated her that day. now we're left to wonder why. she breathed hard in the microphone, then a truck horn drowned her out. a teardrop fell through eternity, then like a tidal wave it found... tenderlung. she pulled my ear to her fevered lips, then i heard a floorboard creak. the doctor told me not to drain her, god help her find relief. she played a black guitar, hung around her neck in an empty new york bar. with my mind full of make believe, i don't know if i'm capable of love but what i feel for her might be real, i'm too delicate to try. she breathed hard in the microphone, then a truck horn drowned her out. a teardrop fell through eternity, then like a tidal wave it found... a teardrop fell through eternity... then like a tidal wave it found... tenderlung

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from The Little Death, released August 14, 1997

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