How Can I Mourn You?

How Can I Mourn You?

Lyrics © 2008 by Archie Brodsky


Winner, First Place, American Songwriter Lyric Contest, Jan.-Feb. 2009

 

(for female voice)

 

Someday, sweetheart, when you finally die

I’ll be sure to give you a fitting goodbye

I’ll think of you with tenderness

While I’m putting on my funeral dress

I’ll honor your memory on that special day

But how can I mourn you if you won’t pass away?

 

I’ll follow behind your long Cadillac

Everyone says I look good in black

I’ll make my way through the somber crowd

As your grieving widow I’ll do you proud

The most dignified widow since Jackie K

But how can I mourn you if you won’t pass away?

 

Now it’s not that I expect it

But if you make a graceful exit

Dear hubby, I won’t mind

And while we’re on the topic

I’ll be so philanthropic

With the funds you leave behind

 

So if you’re wondering how I’ll get along

I promise you that I’ll be strong

I swear that when you’re good and dead

I’ll find a use for your side of the bed

I’ll be living it up on your 401K

But how can I mourn you if you won’t pass away?

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