Will Wood – Tomcat Disposables

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VERSE
I have mapped the cupboards and drawers
Tracked the least-walked spots on the floor
Happy to be home, safe and warm
As shadows by their feet, the odd vanishing treat
Quietly eating while they sleep

VERSE
So here’s where I’ll be raising my kids
If I can find someone to start a family with
Till then I dream of the day my odds and ends fit
I’ll wake up, there’ll be food on the stove forever
And never want for more

CHORUS
Is there cheese in the great beyond?
Rinds of parmesan, wine to water, night from dawn
Life gets shorter, teeth grow long
Mind me not and I’ll mind my own, and my mind’s
Not one bite smaller or lesser than yours
Do I belong in “right and wrong?”
Nature, I guess

VERSE
One night one flung light through this place
So I run for cover, over under
Left the rind out on the plate
Little heart racing and praying “something keep me safe,
I think it saw my face, okay,
One hungry day is nothing, come what may.”

VERSE
But then winter came inside for three nights
Left me grinding my teeth between
My walls and gripping my dreams tight
Curled up kept my head up and put up the fight
I’ll make it through again
I have before. Come on now, what’s one more?

CHORUS
Is there cheese in the great beyond?
Rinds of parmesan, wine to water, night from dawn
Life gets shorter, teeth grow long
Mind me not and I’ll mind my own, and my mind’s
Not one bite smaller or lesser than yours
Do I belong in “right and wrong?”
Nature, I guess

BRIDGE
Spring bloomed in the kitchen again
So I crawled out of the wall and squinting
Saw hope on the stovetop just like I’d always imagined it
More than I could eat, my dreams were finally reality
My struggles had a happy ending
They …must want to be friends!
My stomach starts to turn, with thirst, why does it hurt?
My just desert is served, dig in.

CHORUS
And so I stumble back to bed
Something’s not quite right
Guess I’ll just go rest my head
Now as I lay me down to sleep
I expect no dreams, and no sweet goodbye to me
Flatline in the morning light
I held on so tight for so long
It’s just not right, let a sigh out as I close my eyes.
Was that all there was to this?
What’s for the best?

CHORUS
Is there cheese in the great beyond?
What’s the moon made of? Meet me there after I’m gone
Life gets shorter, teeth grow long
Mind me not and I’ll mind my own, and my mind’s
Held the same light as the one in your eyes.

OUTRO
Do I belong in “right and wrong?”
One dies alone? And why? Don’t know.
Goodbye. So long.
To mice in homes.