DOWN & OUT

(Young)

v1

The body was strong tho' the soul was forgotten

The words fit the song tho' the writer was rotten

Like leaves falling down by the river in autumn

They die tho' the trees think of spring


ch1

I might as well be down and out

For I am the leaves and you are the trees

I might as well be down and out

You're standing so tall I fall to my knees


v2

Like David you said I was perfectly made

But from flesh instead as we illicitly laid

Now that love is dead and the toll has been paid

To Charon in the form of your ring


ch2

I might as well be down and out

For I am the toll and you are the boat

I might as well be down and out

Each time I read the letters you wrote


v3

The garment smells low tho' the tapestry's kind

If your nose didn't know you'd care not to go blind

In your field the crow has most solemnly dined

On crops grown from the corpse of a king


ch3

I might as well be down and out

For I am the corpse and you are the crow

I might as well be down and out

You're flying so high I'm lying so low


v4

Now I would say more if sleep didn't call

But the waves hit the shore and the sand it must fall

Beneath the sea tho' a chore is made of it all

By a clam with a pearl to bring


ch4

I might as well be down and out

For I am the sand and you are the pearl

I might as well be down and out