She left the house on a cloudy day
With shades on her pretty face
Last night I heard her cry next door
And he said but babe we took a vow
For better or for worse
I really did not mean to hurt you
It is just that my worse is when I am drunk.

She left the house to sell her car
With two bus and a rail ride to work
Last night I heard her sob next door
And he said but babe we took a vow
For richer or for poorer
I really did not mean to hurt you
It is just that I can’t pay the bills when I gamble.

She left the house a broken woman
With rags of pride hanging behind her neck
Last night I heard him kick her out
And he said but babe we took a vow
For love or for hate
I really did not mean to hurt you
It is just that I really hate you when I am with another woman.

The institution of hanging till you die – the sham union
Till your pride and honor is commercially shredded
Until that day comes when you stop wondering
What is this really all about that should it be so mangled
She left the house in a body bag
With a smile on her bloody face
Last night I heard her scream as the gun fired
While he said but babe we took a vow till death do us part.

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