That Old Oneway


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I am not a mechanism, an assembly of various sections.
And it is not because the mechanism is working
wrongly, that am ill. 

—D. H. Lawrence

That Old Oneway


Rock me on your old rowboat, Dark Lady
Rock me on that old oneway
Drop me down into the bottomless water
I will sink just like a stone
And I’ll be gone

Ruby red the surgery floor, doctor
Diamond white are your cruel hands
Sapphire black will be the bottomless water
Can’t escape, so I must take
That old oneway

Mother cries, father moans,
Nurses walk by, doctor goes home
Minister prays up to the heavenly Angels
But the Dark Lady claims
That old oneway

Lil’ ragdoll, cling’n to life
Been doin’ hard time under the knife
Ain’t no easy out, out of this roundabout live’n
Live’n on trial, unreconciled,
Comatose child

So rock me on your old rowboat, Dark Lady
Rock me on that old oneway
Drop me down into the bottomless water
I will sink just like a stone
And I’ll be gone

Rockabye, drift away from this shore
Rockabye babe, suffer no more
But lift up an oar, shove Her overboard
She’s fallen down into the bottomless water
I awoke as She fell
Broken out of the spell
And now I’m here to tell
Of that old oneway