I have a tale, perhaps you've heard My baby left without a word And yes, I see the irony I don't need it explained to me
She found my stutter quite absurd And often played the mockingbird The words would bottle up in me I tried in vain to set them free
And now that's she gone, I find my stammer's moved away And though I miss her so much, you know it's easier to say
CHORUS Lost love lingers, sticky finger-flicking fuss Saw dust, surface rust, arrests the best in us (If you) Hoe the whole row, the holes will hold the hulled husks What comes from cold comfort? Bitter crumbs from brittle crusts
I had a cry, but afterward I found that I was undeterred Now that I could speak, she'd see I am the man I used to be
I pressed the screen, the call transferred She said hello, I sputtered and slurred She laughed out loud and said with glee "You're such a comic oddity."
She hung up the phone and the marbles in my mouth Melted away and then the words came flowing out
Though I'm glad to see it go I'm sorry to discover The girl and the impediment: I can't have one without the other