The towns football coach is a widowed ex marine
Who drank alone on most nights
Down at 48 lanes
He puts a buck worth of quarters on G93
Until it drowns out those pins
As there favorite song played
Do you know what I really miss?
The kid tending bar is two years out of school
Had his first line last summer on his brothers roofing crew
Then he starting missing work cause it’s all that he’d do
He’s got a far away look - that’d like to cut you into
Do you know what I really miss? It’s home cooking.
He never leaves any tips
Some night they call him a cab
He told the kid tending bar
Something he’ll never soon forget
Said - “Your brother was an asshole - You were better than him..
With his silver front capped tooth - and his shit eating grin…
The boy couldn’t catch a cold- he had a china cup chin… I never saw
This for you… and it’s a Goddamn sin…”
Do you know what I miss ?