McKAY

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WHEN I'M WITH YOU
McKAY

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McKay

First morning light breaking thin
Looking outside, then at him
Avenue snow hard as ice
Slippery and cold, like this life

Back into bed, one last time
Reach for his face, trace the lines
Honor cuts hard, leaves deep tracks
He can’t give an inch, I can’t go back

My my, sweet sweet, McKay
My my, sweet sweet, McKay
Don’t look back, walk away
From my sweet sweet McKay

So long ago at seventeen
Carving his name in my jeans
Then Washington Bridge front-seat love
The velvet and steel of his touch

Well, I became his one, one, one real thing
And he was the King of the, King of the Avenue Kings
Leathers and crime, hot-blood fights
The Chevy that screamed from the lights

My my, sweet sweet, McKay
My my, sweet sweet, McKay
Don’t look back, walk away
From my sweet sweet McKay

But needles and lies stole the glory
And six months of his time
Now I want him back
But I can’t take that past
Can’t take that past back again

Tell him I’m leaving, he laughs
We make love like it has to last
Leaves him convinced I won’t leave
Leave as he rolls up his sleeve

I walk outside, I walk outside down the stairs
Breathing in new life, cold air
A broken charm left up there on the floor
Never can be like before

My my, sweet sweet, McKay
My my, sweet sweet, McKay
Don’t look back, walk away
From my sweet sweet McKay

©Van Clayton Powel