Woke up New

 

On the morning when I woke up without you for the first time

I felt free and I felt lonely and I felt scared.

And I began to talk to myself almost immediately, not being used

to being

the only person there.

 

The first time I made coffee for just myself I made too much of it

but I drank it all just cause you hate it

when let things go to waste.

 

And I wondered through the house,

like a little boy lost at the mall.

And an astronaut could have seen the hunger in my eyes from space.

 

And I sang “oh what do I do, what do I do, what do I do, what do I do without you?

 

On the morning when I woke up without you for the first time

I was cold, so I put on a sweater

and I turned up the heat.

And the walls began to close in and I felt

so sad and frightened I practically ran from the living room

out into the street.

 

And the wind began to blow and all the trees

began to bend

and the world in its cold way started coming alive.

And I stood there like a business man

waiting for a train and I got ready

for the future to arrive.  

 

And I sang “oh what do I do, what do I do, what do I do, what do I do without you?

 

From: The Mountain Goats—Get Lonely

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