Down In Jay’s Back Room

Hello neighbour, what’ you doing
Same as each day before
I’m no better, I drive down the ruts
Can’t turn off, each path I ignore
And in through the door comes
The one I adore, and
A painful reminder what I live for

Down in Jay’s back room
Down in Jay’s back room
Watch the hours passing by

Hold my bottle, like a child
Take a gulp, every now and then
I’m not thirsty, but it fills my mouth
And the place where words should begin
And so I say nothing, of substance or note
And she walks out the way that she came before

Down in Jay’s back room
Down in Jay’s back room
Watch the hours passing by

Sun is beating, on the blinds
But inside the darkness remains
Seasoned strangers creep through opened doors
Then withdraw as fast as they came

Down in Jay’s Back Room