The Fantastic Toes

SHADY LADY

(Words by Tony Rasmussen)

Mesmerize me with the arc of your graceful glide,

something to see in the evening time.


I guess I’m just lucky ever to meet my kind,

so flip on a record and skip to the shady side.


Black dog won’t leave, he won’t leave me alone tonight,

pleasure’s so brief then it’s gone like the dusk-dance of fireflies.

 

Certain of nothing ‘cept certainly out of my mind,

I’ll wait for your heel clicks (click-clack) then I’ll feel “all right.”

 

I know you’ve seen what’s up the road ahead,

the parting spectral words you softly dread....already a shadow.

 

Save your goodbyes, let’s see the world like it’s new,

I will savor each hour, pluck each petal with you.