michael r hardesty
Lyrical Literature

The music posted on this page will have two things
in common: 
it will have been widely popular and
have lyrics I wish I myself had written.


             by Larry Burnett


Last December I met a girl.
She took a likin' to me.
Said she loved me
But she didn't know the meaning of the word.
She imagined love to be grand
Me holdin' her hand and
Whisperin' sweet things and
Cooin' softly like a song bird.
Then one mornin' she came to me
With a tear in her eye and a
Sigh on her breath Lord she said
"Hon I'm heavy with child."
I said "god damn girl can't you see
That I'm breakin'my back
Just tryin' to keep my head above water
And it's turnin' me wild."
Cinderella can't you see
Don't want your company.
You better leave this mornin' leave today
Take your love and your child away.
Rockin' chair on the front porch
I'm thinkin' about all the things that I did
As a young man
Now that I'm old.
I remember her and the boy.
Did he have all the toys and the joys
That a young man should have
Before he gets too old?
Cinderella couldn't you see
Didn't want your company.
Shoulda left that mornin' left that day
Took your love and your child away.


Hear Firefall sing it now!