Adios, Lorena

from This Is Me

I don't know what just happened there  
I guess all in love and war is fair
But I caught you with that wicked smile
You touched me on the arm you see
Once again you get the best of me
And I guess you hadn't done that in a while
I remember when we were new,
I heard and saw what I wanted to
And love was dangerous and heady
And now you say you're goin'
Well I might be a little more heartbroken
If you weren't pretty much half gone already

It was uncomfortable when we met again
I said my God how long has it been
You just kissed me on both cheeks
You said how long, how long let's see
I said you look the same to me
You said 137 weeks
I said, huh imagine that
And you laughed that high-pitched laugh
And it scared away all the birds
I guess they senses the violence in you
We sat in awkward silence
And as usual I filled it up with words

Adios, Lorena, there's a bus at 7:30
If you hurry you can make it, it's bound for Kansas City
If you listen to the heartland, hear the Heartland sign
Adios, Lorena, Lorena goodbye

You said you know who we were like Lennon and McCartney,
Tina and Ike
Two peas in a pod, two spoons in cup
I said your analogy is apropos,  
Ike got his when he broke parole
And the Beatles, well they just broke up
As I sat there listening to your pleas
It seemed a little ironic to me
And I thought, well, maybe I could
Then I fixed you with a wicked smile
Said no hadn't said that in a while
And I'll be damned if it didn't feel good

CHORUS 2X

Adios, Lorena, there's a bus at 7:30
If you hurry you can make it, it's bound for some big city
If you listen to the heartland, hear the Heartland sign
Adios, Lorena, Lorena goodbye

Credits:

(Schaefer, Mrs. Jenkins Productions/ASCAP)

2004