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Ivy On Their Wall




Ivy On Their Wall







Ivy On Their Wall

Millie is my right hand here at St George's. She knows me better than any other woman, excepting my dear Betty, God rest her soul.

I know she needs a man and would love to have a husband. She's just never been able to find that one man. I don't know though, some might say she already has and he is too blind to see.

"Millie, food's ready for table 12!
Order up!"

She holds her head high. One day she may find the right man here in this bar.


Jerry motions for me to get him another brew. After Gail dumped him tonight, I started serving him beer only. He never noticed the switch. That won't keep him sober, but he won't get as mean.

He's been staring silently into the pickled egg jar all night. I put two on a paper plate and set them down in front of him. Getting something on his stomach might help take his mind off things.

Mid-Life Crisis

Millie waits tables the night owl shift
Looking for a husband among the tips
She’s given up more in life than her pride
Millie knows a thing or two
Isn’t too much a longing girl won’t do
But when the morning shadows grow tall
She’s just ivy on their wall

chorus

One step short of a real dream
One step away from the real thing
One step from sudden downfall
One step from having it all

One step further across the ledge
One step more‘n she’s goin’ over the edge
But it don’t matter at all,
She’s just ivy on their wall

end chorus

A night of love or was that lust
It’s back to sling suds in the dust
Gotta be somebody somewhere
To need the love waiting here
Millie wants a lover she can’t see through
Someone to hold her, that she can cling to
But when the morning shadows grow tall
She’s just ivy on their wall

repeat chorus

One step short but still climbing
One step away in a barroom dream
One step going nowhere
One step from having it all
One step with a tray of drinks
One step, “Say Millie, how about me”
But it don’t matter at all,
She’s just ivy on their wall

repeat chorus

chorus


Lyrics Copyright 1998-2000 by

W Paul Cary

CARCEN Productions