Sunday, October 02, 2005

The Devil Came from Alabama

We won! I cried. Yes, I cry at football. Laugh it up.

Then we partied in Red Boiling Springs. Good times.

Good times, that is, until The Chad mentioned The Devil. Apparently, he still exists. He told The Chad not to mention us because "She might hate me."

Really?! You think?! I went on some diatribe about how much I can't stand him, although I was careful to leave out details for people who probably couldn't handle them.

Time to sharpen the knife and break out the air pistol. This can only end badly.

It hasn't really sunk in yet, although I had a brief brush with reality at work when I had time to think about it, and I cried. But they were not good football tears of joy like before.

The very approprite song of the day: "Goodbye Earl" by the Dixie Chicks
Mary Anne and Wanda were the best of friends
All through their high school days
Both members of the 4H Club
Both active in the FFA
After graduation Mary Anne went out lookin'
for a bright new world
Wanda looked all around this town
and all she found was Earl

Well it wasn't two weeks
after she got married that
Wanda started gettin' abused
She put on dark glasses and long sleeved blouses
And make-up to cover a bruise
Well she finally got the nerve to file for divorce
She let the law take it from there
But Earl walked right through that restraining order
And put her in intensive care

Right away Mary Anne flew in from Atlanta
On a red eye midnight flight
She held Wanda's hand as they
worked out a plan
And it didn't take long to decided

That Earl had to die
Goodbye Earl
Those black-eyed peas
They tasted all right to me Earl
You're feeling weak
Why don't you lay down
and sleep Earl
Ain't it dark
Wrapped up in that tarp Earl

The cops by came to bring Earl in
They searched the house
high and low
Then they tipped their hats
and said "Thank You ladies
if you hear from him let us know"

Well the weeks went by and
Spring turned to Summer
And Summer faded into Fall
And it turns out he was a missing person
who nobody missed at all

So the girls bought some land
and a roadside stand
Out on Highway 109
They sell Tennessee ham
and strawberry jam
And they don't
lose any sleep at night 'cause

Earl had to die
Goodbye Earl
We need a break
Let's go out to the lake Earl
We'll pack a lunch
And stuff you in the trunk Earl
Well is that all right
Good let's go for a ride
Earl hey

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