Tehuacana

Written by Nicolette Good. Copyright 2012.

I remember when he made his first try
In the back yard where the kids would get high
And the summers came, and the creek ran dry
Everyone thought he had a little more time

All the moms thought the kid was pretty smart
Just never really seemed to want to work that hard
Took a bar room match to a birthday card
Just as everyone had let down their guard

All this time, alive in Tehuacana
Never thought for once I’d be seeing you

The congregation sang God save the child
They looked for hours through the plume and the pile
And what they never found was unexplained
And what they lost was really what they gained

I’m looking back and it’s a miracle still
How everyone was blinded into picking up the bill
Reached in his wallet, pulled out a penny
Through it in the fountain and went in for the kill

All this time, alive in Tehuacana
Never thought for once I’d be seeing you

From the edge of the neighborhood the flames were burning bright
And I never expected you to hang around for one more night
Maybe I should’ve known

All this time, alive in Tehuacana
Never thought for once I’d be seeing you