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Love's Lost Quarter

from Back At Your Door by Matty Charles

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I don’t wanna go where the living gets too slow
You see I like to be a stranger when I wanna be alone
Where the neon lights the night there’s a place I feel alright
It’s a long long way from Heaven but it’s the closest thing I know

And they say that she’s a woman with a hammer for a heart
That she doesn’t give a damn about you when you fall apart
But I love her just the same, she’s beautiful and vain
And even when she kicks me out I always come back home again

Now the rich have got it made, or so I’ve heard it said
While the rest must be contented with whatever they can get
And it takes a lot of fame for a street to wear your name
So that people walk upon you but forget you just the same

And they say that she’s a Jezebel with pinwheels in her eyes
She’ll confuse you then misuse you while she tells you pretty lies
But when you play the game, you can only play a part
You can’t beat the ace of diamonds if you play the jack of hearts

I’ve seen Autumn’s golden rosary, Summer’s dirty street
I’ve seen the Winter stop the traffic as it fell upon her feet
I’ve seen her dressed in rags, I’ve seen her dressed in pearls
That’s why I fell in love with her, that’s why she’s still my girl

I see her as a queen with lighted jewels in her crown
And she shines so bright you see her from a hundred miles around
And the poet and the banker and the robber and the rube
Man, they always think they own her but they never, ever do


from Back At Your Door, released January 12, 2012


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