Candied Apple Red

I would have disappeared with you
in teenage love †
and know-it-all dreams †
but you †
disappeared first †
I saw a cobra today †
nineteen-sixty-nine †
hard top †
in candy apple red †
just like the one your daddy surprised your mama with †
specially painted †
to match her lips †
and like the one †
we sneaked out in †
every other night †
† †
to race down the back roads †
drinking beer †
smoking cigarettes †
being cool †
pocketís full of jingle †
eternal roads †  
minds full of endless hopes †
and wicked cool dreams †
with a Lynard Skynard soundtrack  
helping us forget the trouble weíd get into †
when we got home †
I saw a cobra today †
crystals hung from the mirror  
for luck †
beige interior †
silky smooth leather seats †
like the ones †
our bodies first tangled on †  
and then melted †
where we created life †
then lost it †
where we had our first fights †
screams †
break-ups and make-ups †
Yeah I saw a cobra today †
like the one you were driving that night †
coming to pick me up †
like the one the drunk driver never saw †
the one you flew out †  
head first †
staining the pavement candied apple
before the ring box †  
slipped from your lifeless hands †
I saw a cobra today †
like the one †
I would have gone with you
Written by raorrick (Rachel O.)
Published | Edited 1st Sep 2012
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