There’s a lot you might have done
To make this sit better with me
More than wringing your hands
And claiming double jeopardy
Somewhere along the way
It seems I missed a warning sign
Now you’ve aired your grievances
Let me spare you most of mine

With a last long goodbye
The weight of things unsaid
Still hanging in the air
As a last long goodbye
This road ends at the water
Sink or swim, I’ll follow it there

Head out west to Amarillo
Where they bury their dead cars
Straight across Arizona
Desert-dry and cut from stars
On through a country worn out
From tearing itself in two
The more I look, the more I see
It’s uncannily you

On my last long goodbye
For whatever it’s worth
I’m trading up my share
To a last long goodbye
This road ends at the water
Sink or swim, I’ll follow it there

Night falls on the shuttering motels
Postcards from the ghosts of travels past
Turn in by the vacancy sign
And toast another dream that’s fading fast

There’s a lot you might have done
To make this sit better with me
But then maybe the distance
Is its own diplomacy
Take my chances with the
terra firma
Sliding below
A thousand miles behind me
With five hundred left to go

Of my last long goodbye
There’s nothing to defend
And nothing to declare
Just a last long goodbye
This road ends at the water
Sink or swim, I’ll follow it there


From:  Mainland Static
Released:  May, 2014
"LAST LONG GOODBYE"