Sister Beams (Slobberbone)

Sister beams with girlish pride And a smile worn ear to ear A lifetime's dream, a wedding scene Her precious day draws near An empty home and a life alone That's all she's ever feared Yesterday her fiancée He made his plans real clear He said, "Golden haired, your sister's fair And she's been so good to me But a lifetime bound and tied down That's one I just can't see" Then he said he must have lost his head When it struck him to agree He said, "You're a man and you should understand A man has certain needs" Now every day is just the same And the hours move by so slow Every day is like the day before like every day but I know It won't be like the one I leave behind me when I go Sister, she don't talk too loud Now that things are through She's waiting on some old advice But it'll never come true And she asks me if I'll stay with her But I've got some things to do You see, now he's dead, he must have lost his head When I struck him with what to do Now every day is just the same And the hours move by so slow Every day is like the day before like every day but I know It won't be like the one I leave behind me when I go