Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The "How Soon is Now" Girl - Part 2



It was late. She said I had to get her drunker than that, so I did. Calvin did, at least; the drinks were on his tab. Three gin and tonics later she shimmied off the couch, took my face in her hand and kissed me on the forehead. I watched as she danced in the room with the candles. The blonde on the coffee table said, "She's adorable."

"She is." I looked in her eyes. I said, "Kate, I'm really sorry." She glanced away. "She loved you. She talked about you."

"I know." Then she looked concerned and wrinkled her brow. She said, "You didn't come to the funeral."

I said, "I didn't know. I read it in the paper. Someone left the paper in a cab. No one said a thing."

"I'm sorry."

"Who knew? No one knew me. No one knew about us."

"I'm sorry."

Calvin Klein said, "It's late, we're off. Coming with us?" She nodded.

"I'm sorry, sweetheart," I said. I don't know why I called her sweetheart. She smiled. It was odd. She held my hand. When they'd gone, I realized that the music in the background was Morrissey. I smiled to myself and looked up into the candle-lit room. There was no one there.


How Soon is Now?

I am the son
And the heir

Of a shyness that is criminally vulgar
I am the son and heir
Of nothing in particular

You shut your mouth
How can you say
I go about things the wrong way?
I am human and I need to be loved
Just like everybody else does

I am the son
And the heir
Of a shyness that is criminally vulgar
I am the son and heir
Of nothing in particular

You shut your mouth
How can you say
I go about things the wrong way?
I am human and I need to be loved
Just like everybody else does

There's a club if you'd like to go
You could meet somebody who really loves you
So you go and you stand on your own
And you leave on your own
And you go home and you cry
And you want to die

When you say it's gonna happen "now"
Well when exactly do you mean?
See I've already waited too long
And all my hope is gone

You shut your mouth
How can you say
I go about things the wrong way?
I am human and I need to be loved
Just like everybody else does