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The Old Married Couple

Words and Music: Cornelius Eady

The old married couple
Was sitting out on the stoop,
Above their heads the ozone hole,
The stars arced in bright,
Indifferent loops.

She gave him a kiss,
A tiny headline
The news was sure to miss.
A quiet moment in the scuffle
Just an old married couple.

This is the way the real life goes
A coffee cup, a mailbox filled with bills.
This is the real life, heaven knows,
Holes in your socks, and a
Secret war of wills.

He gave her a kiss
For all the other times he knew he’d surely miss
Coming up in the struggle
Just an old married couple.

The old married couple
Was dreaming in their bed,
Their bodies contradicting
All the angry words they’ve said.

Their bodies spooned into a kiss,
A small detail the untrained eye would miss.
A confession under covers
Just an old married couple.

CE: Acoustic Guitar, Hamonica, Vocal
Lisa Liu: Lead Acoustic Guitar (left channel)
Charlie Rauh: Lead Acoustic Guitar (right channel)

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from CHEAP HOTEL EP, released December 15, 2015

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Cornelius Eady & Rough Magic New York, New York

Cornelius Eady is the author of 8 books of poetry, lives in NYC and MO and is the co-founder of Cave Canem. The band Rough Magic came out of the sessions for his CD/Chapbook BOOK OF HOOKS. (Kattywompus Press, Jan. 2013)

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