God Foresaken Day
Read your note this morning

"Bye-bye girl" that's all it said

Glad I found it first

Before the kids got out of bed

Baked a tray of muffins

Hung some wet-wash out to dry

By the time the kids got up

I could look them in the eye


You've gone away

You've gone away

How will I get through the day

This god-forsaken day

Drank some bitter coffee

Read your note ten times or more

And when I'd washed the dishes twice

I got down and scrubbed the floor

Empty chair at supper

Everybody's acting strange

All the food just getting cold

Kids real quiet for a change


Rain was falling hard

As I walked slowly up the stairs

Pushed my tears back down

As a stood listening to their prayers

There's your empty pillow

Your side's flat right to the wall

Now's the time for private crying

Now it hurts me most of all

You've gone away

I've turned off the light

How will I get through the night

This god-forsaken night

This long and lonesome god-forsaken night