Desdemona

I was living south of Beaumont in a muddy cheap hotel
I was drilling all my money into a salt dome on the hill
You came along and everything changed
Gusher came in blowing like a black hurricane

Where'd you go Desdemona
Where did you go
Can't make it here without you
Where did you go

Up in Eastland County, gave a town your name
Near the barrooms of Ranger, the boomtowns of the plains
Many a man tried to make you stay
But now they're in the ground and you're gone away

Where'd you go Desdemona
where did you go
It's no life here without you
Where did you go

Oil reservoirs collapsed, gas pressure's gone
Roughnecks and gamblers moved out and moved along
The river is dead, the timber's trucked out on the roads
Remember the days when that oil money flowed

Where'd you go Desdemona
Where did you go
Can't make it here without you

Where'd you go Desdemona
Where did you go
You gave a town your name and nothing else to show
There's no life here without you
Desdemona, where did you go

 

(Owen Temple)
© 2011 Owen Temple Music (BMI)