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Trash Truck Tragedy

Trash Truck Tragedy

In December when the snow starts to fall
Is a good time to clean both heart and house
So I gathered up her goodbye letters
And I resolved to throw them all out

I put those letters in a big trash bag
With some photographs and a band of gold
If I’m ever going to get over her
It’s in with the new and out with the old

Then I took all my burdens to the curb
In the dark of night so no one could see
That I’ve given up on her coming back
I let the darkness hide my misery

But this morning the trash men let me down
When they let that trash bag fall off their truck
Now my memories scatter in the wind
While I stand here wrapped up in my bad luck

Chorus:
Her goodbye letters blow up and down the street
Caught in trees and the bottom of my neighbors’ feet
All those cold and hard words she wrote
Lying like icicles on the side of the road
A tale of woe for all to read
All thanks to a trash truck tragedy

Boys you better not spend those twenties yet
And I won’t be making cookies this year
My heart is ripped open like that trash bag
All that litter has trashed all my good cheer

I’ll still separate my recyclables
And put out my trash on every trash day
But next time I get my heart broken
I will not throw the evidence away

Bridge:
When it warms up a little I’ll put on my work gloves
And pick up the newspapers, cans and things I once loved
I’ll avoid all the sympathetic glances and stares
Yeah I’ll look right through them like they’re not even there

Chorus:
Her goodbye letters blow up and down the street
Caught in trees and the bottom of my neighbors’ feet
All those cold and hard words she wrote
Lying like icicles on the side of the road
A tale of woe for all to read
All thanks to a trash truck tragedy

Copyright Kent Newsome and Ronnie Jeffrey
All Rights Reserved

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  • Kent Newsome

  • About

    Kent Newsome (BMI) is a recorded songwriter who has been writing songs for over thirty years. He writes traditional country, alt. country, rock and blues. He has written songs on commercial recordings throughout the United States and Europe.

    If you're looking for songs for your next recording project, please browse our large selection of online, fully produced demos. We have a hit song for your next record.

    This is Kent's music publishing and song demos site. Check out Newsome.Org, his popular tech, music and life blog here.

  • History

    Err Bear Music, Inc. (BMI) (in this case Err rhymes with her) is a publishing company Kent Newsome formed in 1977, when his first song was recorded. Err Bear Music continues to administer the majority of Kent's catalog. If you're looking for some great songs for your next recording project, listen you our full length online demos via the Song Index pages above, or request a demo MP3. We'll send you some great songs for your next record.

    All songs Copyright by the writer or writers set forth thereon.

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