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he showed up
brighter than a buoy
slicker than a submarine
bonnie as a berry
cuter than a kidney bean

she was struck
dumber than a detour
quicker than a pistol shot
revving like a motor
hotter than a parking lot

and his eyes
beckon like a lighthouse
sparkle like a foreign grin
promising a welcome
warmer than a muffin tin

so she went
righteous as a missionary
hopeful as a ballot box
cautious as a coal canary
wily as a winter fox

but he ran
crazy as a hatter
panicked like a pot to boil
hissing like an adder
spitting like a vat of oil

and her heart
fell out of her chest and split
scattered like a house of cards
now anyone who touches it
cuts their knuckles on the shards

now she lives
out in Arizona
lonely as a single shoe
tougher than a tortoise
sadder than a coffin crew

but what fool
keeps hanging on to something
after it has fell apart?
hey you
send it to the warehouse
get yourself another heart


from Buoy, track released July 22, 2009


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Carsie Blanton New Orleans, Louisiana

Carsie is a singer/songwriter based in New Orleans. She has toured with Paul Simon, the Wood Brothers, the Weepies and Joan Osborne.


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