Esther Parkes

Esther Parkes

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Other Info

Cover band: 
No

Lyrics

Men in Tuxedos

Written By: Linda Rose Parkes

Men in Tuxedos

I won’t wear my heart out
on men in tuxedos
unless the dance all night on the lawn
and kiss my eyes in the morning
with hearts newly born, newly born

The light it blows
through my upstairs window
I hear the man knocking at my door
the gulls they sing from my chimney
I won’t wear my heart out anymore

I am a woman who has
drunk deep of shadow
whose loneliness
stalks the road
without stars

I won’t wear my heart out
on men in tuxedos
unless the dance all night on the lawn
and kiss my eyes in the morning
with hearts newly born, newly born

I won’t waste my time
on fast boys and whiskey
unless they go the distance to mars
I’ve picked the wild berries
I’ve rode my black horse through the snow

through the snow