Cracks In A Straw House
by David Kraai

She was a dream in the land of dreams, a dream with eyes of blue
And he was a stranger with hard, striped boots and a heart made just for her

They met at night under the light of a cold fluorescent bulb
But when they sang and held on tight their harmonies did flow

Now, this was hardly the place for girls to grow up alone
And he was, as everyone knew, so far from home
But, maybe, that was the fact that made them a crazy love
The hope, the thought, a dream to be each other’s only one

But time goes by and time goes back and things they always break
He was off when she was on and round and round it goes

Until finally he saw her standing there in broken worn-down jeans
She wasn’t waiting for him and he’d just stopped to pick up his things
Now he don’t know if she’s even still around
Maybe she’s been across this world; seen people, places and towns

But in the end he awoke to find she was just a dream
A dream in the land of dreams, a dream with eyes of blue



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