Dave Crossland

playmadison rose

from The Set That Wasn't


i knew a girl named madison rose
she was running outside my window
she and my brother had their very first kiss
when they were standing in our kitchen

madison rose

we let madison play with us
because everybody liked her
sometimes she would lie down in the street
to see if any of us would save her

madison rose
where did you go

one time madison let us all see
what a girl really looked like
we stood in line and she made us all touch it
and promise we would never tell

then school came around and madison changed
she was way too cool to hang with us
into her looks and the jocks and the freaks
she wouldn't even talk to us

madison rose
where did you go

then one day the word came around
there was this great big fight down at madison's
and she took off in the middle of the night
and nobody knew the reason
her mom got sad her father got mad
and smashed up everything in their house
my mama said she was always kind of messed up
and madison she never came back

i knew a girl named madison rose
she was running outside my window
she and my brother had their very first kiss
when they were standing in our kitchen

madison rose
where did you go

2008 dave crossland