Friday, October 10, 2008

A Town Like Parataxis (5)

Cheating Heart
(Between Greymouth and Westport, February ’99)


D’you remember the Kobe earthquake?
Your cheatin’ heart
You must sleep soundly
You must have been really tired
will make you weep
D’you wave to each other in Japan?
You’ll cry and cry
D’you drink green tea?
and try to sleep
Does the gold-mine sign say “Open”?
but sleep won’t come
If they want a day off, they take it
the whole night through
You can go in there and watch them
If you want to
Your cheatin’ heart
I’ve been to Australia six times
will tell on you
We keep them in a cage up there
in Auckland

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