TOM FLANNERY


Chalkboard Lyrics

My name is Billy...the same as my dadI watch the sun
come up and watch the sun go down
medals on the mantle...morphine in the drawer
they fight each other while I lay down and drown
My wife will hold me...when I start to shake
never asking what I see in my head
got a roof that don't leak...screen on the door
food in the kitchen...love in the bed
make me a chalkboard and wipe me clean
from all the things that I've seen
feel free to erase
the young lines carved into my face
Used to have lots of friends...from all sides
now I pretty much keep to myself
I scan the papers...and the TV news

always looking for somebody else
oh Lord deliver me...from those who call on you
your name 'bout scares me to death
if you come when I'm sleeping...use some common sense
and kindly wait until I can catch my breath
make me a chalkboard and wipe me clean
from all the things that I've seen
feel free to erase
the young lines carved into my face
Got myself a little girl....she's always with me
making up rhymes in her 3 year old head
I got sent to Mosul...and I saw her there
held her in my arms...but she was already dead
make me a chalkboard and wipe me clean
from all the things that I've seen
feel free to erase
the young lines carved into my face

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