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That's As Far As Her Heart Will Go

Updated on February 29, 2012

I saw her on the side of the road
Her thumb was scrapping the sky
I couldn't believe what I was seeing
She was standing where love goes to die

I asked, "Where you headed hon?"
She just smiled and climbed on in
I put my love life back into gear
But she was just lookin' for sin

"This is as far as my heart will go"
She made it clear to me
"I just like the honeymoon
And that's all it's gonna be"

She was ready to double-down on love
Even though she had no idea what came next
It didn't matter if she won or lost
Her heart was used to writing that check

I was maybe just the next ace
But gambling was her life
She just liked the excitment
She didn't care if she became my wife

This is as far as her heart will go
She made it clear to me
She just likes honeymoons
A beauty queen won't settle down for free

For a moment I thought I saw it
She was telling me she's been hurt before
Just when I thought she might settle down
She started looking at the door

This is as far as her heart will go
Just to the next stop
She'll ride with you for a while
But soon you'll be alone on that blacktop

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      The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @pmccray - Thank you!

      @raciniwa - Yeah she can't bare living in a dead relationship so she won't let her heart get close...

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      oh, so sad...but her heart is restless and doesn't know where to perch and stop...well written Suburban...

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      pmccray 5 years ago from Utah

      Beautifully done, thank you for sharing. Voted up, marked beautiful and interesting.