The road to heaven
by Steven Clotzman

I went down to the Mid City Bowl
Monique said she would meet there, but she never showed
Suffice it to say, it’s something I’d rather not talk about.
Still, I can’t say the evening was a total loss
On the ride back, the radio was playing the Boss
Who reminded me there are just a few things you can’t do without
Now, no broken down car gives me the blues
Like walking in them bowling shoes
So I’m short on cash, need a new set of wheels.
Mordecai said he could me a deal
This might be the road to heaven but we still got a long way to go.

I met Mary by the side of the road
Said she needed a ride, I asked her, “which way you going?”
I shouldn’t known by her answer that something was right in her head
But then who am I judge the misunderstood?
I was feeling edgy and she looked pretty good
Though I spent the next year serving her breakfast in bed
Now I always thought we made our own choices
Until I heard all Mary’s voices
One day we drove out the old Boulder Dam
She ran off with the engineer and left me on the lam
This might be the road to heaven but we still got a long way to go.

You know Pauline never made me queasy
Though that kick in the gut was kind of rough
But like she said, if working hard comes easy
Most likely you’re not working hard enough.
I still remember the day that she said her goodbyes
I had to hear them secondhand through my friend Mordecai
This might be the road to heaven but we still got a long way to go

In the beginning there wasn’t much to discuss
One week of work, then centuries of fuss?
But as Mordecai says, so much in life is overblown
That made me laugh; he’s been a hell friend
In fact, if not for one flaw, I even say a Godsend
Guess that was partly my fault for leaving him and Iris alone
Now I’ve always let bygones be bygones
Though that was more that just a shoulder he gave her to cry on
But it’s all in the past, quite dead and buried
Some things just happen, besides they’re no longer married
This might be the road to heaven but we sure got a long way to go

I think tonight I just might do some bowling
See if Monique’s wants to have some fun
I never know for whom that bell is tolling
But I always thought she could be the one
I called up old Mordecai to invite him along
They said the line was disconnected; I must have dialed it wrong
This might be the road to heaven but we sure got a long way to go

By the time I got down to the bowling alley
No sign of Monique but I ran into Sally
This might be the road to heaven but we still got a long way to go.

I said, one and two is three, four and five is nine
I got a little secret, Sally, if you got the time
This might be the road to heaven but we still got a long way to go.

She said, A B C D E F G
Mordecai and Monique already warned me
This might be the road to heaven but we still got a long way to go.

Now my downs are up and my ups are down
I guess even old Mordecai’s had enough of this town
This might be the road to heaven but we still got a long way to go.


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