Chapter VIII: Street Ten

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Street ten finds a man alone in a bar drowning the site of his Future wife laying with another man
Jesus christ! alone couldn't comfort him so he went to a hole and Found himself a bowl of whiskey
And had shots for seconds

Four years apparently wasted
As well as the money for that ring
When did together forever wear off
I would assume after that last sip of alcohol
And couple of smooth words from a fitter man

After tonight I think I'd rather die than have to think about living life
After this betrayal

Have you seen my brother?
He's in a bad place, in a bad state of mind
I've gotta find him before he looses the rest of it
I've gotta find him before he finds a bridge

Two sons in an automobile
Two sons a frantic mess
Two sons chasing the tail of death
Two sons will soon find the meaning

In an unfortunate twist of fates
Their cars brought them both to the same place
Both speeding around the street ten ridge
Both speeding around the street ten bridge
With the strength of emotions they each felt
But only one forgot to wear a seat belt
And at the moment Jonah vaguely laid eyes on
Something over this abridged horizon

When the headlights came over the hill
They burnt his eyes like seeing the sun for the first time
And when the cars collided a body bridged the gap
It was his brothers head that broke through the windshield and into his lap
And in a drunken attempt to hold him close to his chest
Like his brother had done for him when they were kids
Oh how his brother had cared for him
He screamed and he cried as tears welled in his eyes
As his older brother released his last breath of life
So he left the corpse of what was once his kin
And ran into the night so no one would see him again

So no one would know he killed the last thing that cared for him
So no one would know the sin he committed that night on street ten


from The Cat of Nine Tails: Part I, track released May 2, 2012



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