Leading Ladies & Final Bows
by David Kraai

Leading ladies are for California where
Everything shines like gold
Around here we work through the weather 'cause
December will freeze your soul
In fact, to heed someone's opinion
Needing some solid, sound advice
Go South if you like warmth, North if you like ice

Ladies will leave you hungry
And then feed you 'til you burst
Dalmations are always spotted
In pubs to quench their fiery thirst
Every portrait has a moment that is completely fake
Selling perfection to travellers in on their holidaze

And Leading ladies & final bows
Cheshire cats & honky-tonks
Lonely nights & sharp, sharp knives
Don't mix, they don't mix anyhow

Final bows were meant for you darling
In compassion you set the tone
Nobody like a liar
At least when
Looking to cast stones

Bows shall be taken in the order they were received
Only afterwards will you be allowed to leave
We do not need an omen, don't need a sign
Sunday is best left to the lord or to unwind

And Leading ladies & final bows
Cheshire cats & honky-tonks
Lonely nights & sharp, sharp knives
Don't mix, they don't mix anyhow

Leading ladies & a final bow
A Cheshire cats & yer honky-tonkin'
Yer lonely nights & two, two sharp, sharp knives
They don't mix, no, they don't mix anyhow



2017