Remember John Cope

he’s someone i used to know
no one knew him well
‘strange as hell
a spoon of spider blue is all that turned the screw

from way back when
you don’t know then
he pulled away and ’round the bend
no one saw that train again

’til someone said

throw the nets
and drag the lake
we can’t waste another day
if we’re to save the promise of john cope

last seen in his back yard
staring at the sky
‘god knows why
slate gray in a pouring rain
‘must have gone insane

I heard them say

throw the nets
and drag the lake
try to save the promise
make certain, there’s a soul at stake

call the press
post pictures ’round
set the checkpoints out of town
we can’t stop until it’s found

he’s someone i used to know
no one knew him well
‘strange as hell
a spoon of spider blue is all that turned the screw

so we

threw the nets
and dragged the lake
tried to save the promise made
the good lord took him far away

i guess the joke is on us

©2006 Pale Yellow Music/ASCAP

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~ by robmuller on May 18, 2010.

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