Pretty Polly

  • Polly was a girl not yet sixteen
    I met her by the lake in the fall
    Our love unfurled like a warm, sick dream
    It's a shame I had to go and waste it all
    When we were together everything was alright
    We shared everything we could share
    Easy like a feather 'til that one midnight
    When she hit me with that undermined spell and I couldn't let her go
    For the challenge she would bear
    My eyes were turning into rope

    I couldn't let her go
    I couldn't let her stay
    I buried pretty Polly in a poor, pathetic grave

    Now she laid, she laid, she laid, she laid, she laid, laid
    Oh, she laid, she laid, she laid, she laid, she laid, laid

    Stranded in the deadly parking lot
    No gas, no money, no law
    Promised to a promise that I wouldn't get caught
    But the dark star handed me a gun and I couldn't let her go
    All the beauty up above I could never control
    I couldn't let her go

    I couldn't let her go
    I couldn't let her stay
    I pressed pretty Polly in a poor, pathetic grave

    Now she laid, she laid, she laid, she laid, she laid, laid
    Oh, she laid, she laid, she laid, she laid, she laid, laid

    I couldn't let her go
    I couldn't let her stay
    I ran like hell
    I ran away
    I ran like hell
    From the hell that I made
    From the mouth of our beds
    From the mouth of the bed
    Poor pretty Polly
    The roof and the prayin'

    Now she laid, she laid, she laid, she laid, she laid, laid
    Oh, she laid, she laid, she laid, she laid, she laid, laid

    She laid, she laid, she laid, she laid, she laid
    She laid, she laid, she laid, she laid, she laid
    She laid, she laid, she laid, she laid, she laid Writer/s: Cary Ann Hearst, Michael Trent Robinson
    Publisher: Wixen Music Publishing
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