I can’t get over that guy” barked out from
Next door’s garden in the early night
“And how he went on and on and on
Certainly he’d be no white knight.
Came the song of the girl next door.
Fucked off he did, as fuck off I said”.
Then laughs filled all the air outside
Where too many voices spoke too loud,
Too long, too much, too far, too wide,
Surrounding the girl next door.
Shouting and laughter and song and
Chatter and call and occasion to find
Occasion too tempting for me to rise
To the stair and stare and see behind
The temptation of a girl next door.
For all that she might offer to me
Is a lonely walk and a darkened road
That would neither bind me nor set me free,
But add burden to my heavy load
And I would add that girl next door.
So the lights went out on both sides
Of the fence and in the dark I waited
For a signal or a sign or an offer,
An offer for which my breath was baited.
And there I waited, for a girl next door.