OMAHA

Sunday, December 30, 2012

OMAHA

They said a young lady
Came here from Omaha
She bought old Bill’s homestead
A cabin of mud and logs

It sits on eighty acres
Of gorgeous mountain land
Made me sad to think it had
Fallen into the wrong hands

I had to see for myself
Decided to take a hike
Up to that old cabin
To see what she was like

I got to where the road ends
From there I went on foot
Nature clean and perfect
Any way I chose to look

There was a vision
Sitting on the steps
Of that run down cabin
That I will not forget

~~~*Chorus*~~~
She swept me right off my feet
Mesmerized
I could feel the heat
Seeping in, and sinking deep
I swear I felt it burning in my bones
I wanted this enchantress for my own
It was primal, hot, and raw
I locked eyes with Omaha
She came to me like a river when it falls
And shatters on the rocks
As it collides
No boundaries confined
Defying every law
Omaha
~~*~~

Holding hands in the high grass
Soaking up the here and now
We walked into the cabin
That seemed like a mansion now

For twenty years I have breathed
Turned every girl away
Just one look from Omaha
Is all it took to stay

~~~*Chorus*~~~
She swept me right off my feet
Mesmerized
I could feel the heat
Seeping in, and sinking deep
I swear I felt it burning in my bones
I wanted this enchantress for my own
It was primal, hot, and raw
I locked eyes with Omaha
She came to me like a river when it falls
And shatters on the rocks
As it collides
No boundaries confined
Defying every law
Omaha
~~*~~

I guess that I went missing
Got a visit from the law
He said I understand boy
Once he saw Omaha

My friends and family met me
Monday morning, on the job
I said for years it was yours
Now my heart is Omaha’s

Everyone was hollering
My Mama just shoved them back
Said come home when you can Son
And bring your other half

Mamas know their baby boys
Every quality and flaw
She saw a new light burning
And knew it was Omaha

~~~*Chorus*~~~
She swept me right off my feet
Mesmerized
I could feel the heat
Seeping in, and sinking deep
I swear I felt it burning in my bones
I wanted this enchantress for my own
It was primal, hot, and raw
I locked eyes with Omaha
She came to me like a river when it falls
And shatters on the rocks
As it collides
No boundaries confined
Defying every law
Omaha
~~*~~

Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
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