Superior

from by Colin Gawel

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She lives in a house two blocks from the lake
Her son named Joe’s in the second grade
And her husband works six hours south outside Milwaukee

She gets lonely, it’s not too bad
Before bedtime, Joe misses his dad
And she works part-time tending bar near the local college

Superior is deeper and farther
Superior never gives up her daughters
They spend their lives by its cool, cool waters

She married too young, and that’s a fact
She loves her son, wouldn’t take it back
She still has her looks, she knows ‘cause the boys all tell her so

She drops off Joe at her mother-in-law’s
She likes Presque Isle for taking long walks
And she sits and watches the surf mist in the trees

Superior is deeper and farther
Superior never gives up her daughters
They raise their boys by its cool, cool waters

She walks alone at night on the beach
She wonders if this is all there ever will be
And one day Joe comes of age, and he’s gonna want to leave this place, too

Her husband calls on the telephone
He says, “I ain’t ever coming home.
It’s much too cold up there. It’s warmer here in Milwaukee.”

Joe gets over it pretty fast
The other kids help make him laugh
Besides, the ice is melting soon he’ll be swimming in the lake

Superior is deeper and farther
Superior never gives up her daughters
They break their hearts by its cool, cool waters

credits

from Superior - EP, released February 5, 2010
Colin - Vocals, acoustic guitar, electric solo
Megan Palmer - Vocals
Andy Harrison - Guitars, effects
Joe Peppercorn - Keys
Jeff Ciampa - Bass
Rick Kinsinger - Backing vocals
Dave Masica - Drums

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