We stood out in the field all night
But we never saw the Marfa lights
Stared up at the stars all night       
We couldn’t see the Marfa lights.

Bath salts under basalt pillars
In the darkness outside town
Where the feed store was half fallen down
Red paint flaked off, prostate red leaves gone brown
And the sap had all been boiled down.

Feed the paw
Eat the garlic raw
Defend the truth of what you saw
Stay above the law.

We stood out in the field all night
But we never saw the Marfa lights.
Stared up at the stars all night       
But we couldn’t see the Marfa lights.
We’re gonna have to sit through our lives twice
First a tragedy, one health then a heist
First a comedy and then a farce
First the film and then the theatre arts.

A rat ate my t-shirt while I slept
That’s fine, information pills I got too many black t-shirts
A white rat can have one
And play like he’s Chaplin for his rat friends.

To the girl in short skirt
Black tights and the Converse
Toes turned in, hugging herself with one hand
A drink in the other, like it’s a burden

Well, everybody’s hurting, I know
Everybody’s thwarted, I know
Everybody’s working toward a bigger kind of love
Everybody’s cursing their lot
Everybody’s full to bursting, and gonna pop
Ready for the breaking & burning
And certain of a bigger kind of love.