Mariah Mercedes - Dear Jeremy

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Day four hundred and six
These times I live
On a brave, hearty ship
Hundreds of islands
In search of rubies and diamonds
Among the waves of the sweet Caribbean

Distant from the cold lands of home
Entering lands unknown
But baby, what I wouldn’t give to see you

Do you think of me?
When you’re out at sea?
You’re so very far away
Come on home, my dear Jeremy

I miss the times you and I
Would pass notes in school
We didn’t care, we broke the rules
You’re a dog and I’m a fool
For falling for you

Mother warned me about this
Of boys that only linger for a kiss
My only feelings for you were those of bliss
Oh how I wish
You would write to me

In the dark now I can hear the gunshots
Head for the hull, prepare for attack
This might be the very last letter that I write
And I must write fast;

Darling when you wrote to me
About how our love was fallacy
I broke, I left,
I up and packed, and joined the rats
God, and I even know when I chose this life
There’s no going back

Years later I found letters in the cellar
All in his hand, and all smelled of warm salty air
They were kept in secret and locked away-
A mother’s plan to keep a lover at bay


from SpinTunes #5: Round 3, released July 31, 2012
Special thanks to Luke Brekke on vocals.



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