“Highway” by Rose Bruns

Highway by Rose Bruns

eliza

driving the 209, you’re

beautiful out of your mind, with

no direction, missed perfection

all you know

is left in dresden

 

eliza

flying past cloud 9, you’re

leaving the world behind, cause

there’s nothing here and nothing dear

all you need

is nowhere near so

 

come away now

stand up, sit down

come away now

get up get down

lady lady loves a toy

lady lady loves a boy

but he don’t see it

“i need to be free” he says

sleeps around with all her friends says

“just one time” says “alright alright

 

eliza

tell me, did i lie, cause

you just came at the wrong time,

no choice baby, that’s just fate” he says

all she hears

through cries and tears so

 

eliza

beautiful groomless bride

running to grow her mind,

explore the world, not get told no

all she wants

is old and broke so

 

come away now

stand up, sit down

come away now

get up get down

lady lady loves a toy

lady lady loves a boy

but she don’t feel real

prays and she kneels

bad decisions

she tries to conceal

 

can’t keep up with her own visions

can’t stay up to see the distance

five feet in front of her

 

eliza

been driving the whole night now

past is catching up and

highway 209 is ending

 

 

 

 

come away now

stand up, sit down

come away now

get up get down

lady lady loves a toy

lady lady loves a boy

but he don’t see it

“i need to be free” he says

sleeps around with all her friends says

“just one time” says “alright alright”

 

eliza

tell me would you die for

a new and perfect life with

no fantasy, no cries, no pleas

everyone lives happily

but you give for them

Yeah you give for them

 

eliza

stand up, sit down

eliza

get up get down

Eliza

Don’t look now