"marianne" [2013]


My lover is Marianne

I met her one summer in

Savannah, Georgia

I hold her close in the sticky June heat

We eat sweet apples 'neath God’s great trees

O my lover

How I love her

 

Marianne

It’s those pretty green eyes

So divine

Marianne

It's your joints and limbs

And your skin

It’s no sin

 

We left our hometown when we was only eighteen

We was chasing some washed-out daydream

Of the West coast

Best coast

The California skies are so heavy and so hazy

The tide is high and the kids are all crazy

For my lover

How I love her

 

Marianne

It’s those pretty green eyes

So divine

Marianne

It's your joints and limbs

And your skin

It’s no sin