Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hymn 2: Women's Care in E Flat Major

When I took the elevator down it was all by myself
when I took the elevator down it was all by myself
so I sang that Usher song
but I got the words all wrong
but I always say when you're alone you can make up the words yourself

but then everything was crazy down in ICU
the orderlies were running back and forth with food
and they snapped at me
Jessica snapped at me
but I know the Lord tells us we should turn the other cheek
and Lord knows that Jess has had an awful week
so I dropped two crates and turned around to leave

when at last the elevator came there was someone inside
when at last the elevator came there was a doctor inside
he didn't say hello
even when I said, "hi"
he tapped the wall
he closed his eyes
when we came down to the first floor
he let out a massive sigh
like he couldn't breathe from the same air as I did
as he whistled down the hall
I tried to love them all.

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