Oatmeal

from by Matthew Stoker

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lyrics

spark the burner
on the old gas stove
lettuce leaves beyond the window
in the sunlight glow

put the kettle on the coffee
pour out a bowl of instant oats
i need fibre in my belly
this old train needs its coal

my pullman cars are empty
as i pull away from you
got a destination printed on my ticket
but losing it has crossed my mind

there's plenty of good fortune
coming down the line
just make it through breakfast
pay it no mind

drink the last tetra pak
there'll be no turning back
use up all the maple syrup
in the fridge

keep a close eye on the time
as mind and watch unwind
thought i saw you in the sink
but it was just bubbles in disguise

my heart is a sponge
and i must wring out your love
my nerves are a dish rag
all warn out and frayed

time is a good seamstress
she'll stitch us both back up
for now just focus on maps and distance

maps and distance
the final dishes have been done
'til the new tenants come around

and all the shit that i don't need
i left in boxes by the street
but what's it matter when all I want is you?

but i must me leaving before fall
and winter come to call
and i put on my coat and walk out the trailer

move your boots from place to place
even if leaving breaks your heart
just find new ways to feed the hunger

can't help but smile as i walk into the light
so here's to love and here's to breakfast

credits

from Fireweed Songs, released January 10, 2017

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