Come Hell Or High Water (Adamson Barry)

Libertine the name that falls from her lips and splashes on my shoes like sad beads of rain, penetrating the soil and making ready the harvest of our love. And me? I got a bug to squash This tale's been told a thousand times, so I thought that I shoulda known better Than to supplicate a girl, on pedestal shoes No pants and a real tight sweater I'm laughin' too! But it's from my embarrassment that I tremble When she saw that I was just a hopeless imitation of the man that I most resemble And the chords ring so familiar, to a man who's heard it all before And the melody will forever linger, like perfume in a hardware store It ain't that I seek loneliness … I just down right fail to understand How a customary girl, on pedestal shoes Can all but destroy one man I wish I'd licked her to the ground But I swallowed my tongue instead Watched her from the shadows with a hideous frozen grin While she carved her name in my head Some folks talk ‘round the way, sayin', “B, you really got it made.” But I crawl ‘round my room from night ‘till day Wonderin' if your star will ever fade And I'll be here, come hell or high water Love you like you're my daughter Buy you new shoes ‘cause I oughta And only sometimes will my thoughts turn blue, like the skies And every word is you Now, West of Bloody 16th street, Are the remains of a man who was broken By the rapture of a girl, on pedestal shoes And man I tell ya, That girl wasn't jokin' And I've killed my mind a thousand times Now my thoughts stay firmly in the present But there's a kinda ugly breach, like a ocean in my soul Keeps on naggin' me - so incessant And the silence is louder than a H-Bomb That explodes when I close my eyes Sendin' shockwaves to the town you're from In the hope that you'll stir - come alive And I'll be here, come hell or high water Love you like you're my daughter Buy you new shoes ‘cause I oughta And only sometimes will my thoughts turn blue, like the skies And every word is you Like the skies And every word is you Like the skies And every word is you Like the skies And every word is you