One Bare Nail

Your picture's gone, but you're still there.
You cover the wall with one bare nail and its shadow,
and its shadow to hook me on.
Your picture's gone.
I'm black-eyed and smiling in dreams of us.
Bruises hang like purple hearts where you barely touched.
I've wanted to be rewarded. I want your
walk all over me. Your big boot strut.
Your picture's gone, but you're still there.
You cover the wall with one bare nail and its shadow,
and its shadow to hook me on.
Your picture's gone.
It's black hat and gloves when evening comes.
Widow-wear and sincere tears they become me.
I'm crying wolf and I've dressed for him to call.
Your picture's gone, but you're still there.
You cover the wall with one bare nail and its shadow,
and its shadow to hook me on.
Your picture's gone.
I'm black-eyed and smiling in dreams of us.
Bruises hang like purple hearts where you barely touched.
Oh, I've wanted to be rewarded. I want your
walk all over me. Your big boot strut.
Your picture's gone, but you're still there.
You cover the wall with one bare nail...

©1994 Agent Gracie Music (BMI) and McKinley


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