Love, Liquified

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There was once a time when the earth was green

The damndest thing anyone'd ever seen

An infinite blizzard that froze the world

And out of the ice came a beautiful girl

Malleable softness squeezed under my hands

Brokeback cattle streamed across the lands

I held her fast under buckskin gloves

Finally knew what the natives liked to call love

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I'll carve myself out a pretty little wife

Heart of pine; she'll be the love of my life

All made of wood and resin and earth

And to the forest she'll give birth

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Built her a bungalow up in a tree

But it couldn't contain her, and from what we could see

The forest stretched the edge of the map

The baby lay forgotten in her lap

Ice girl, she melted, and I was alone

We grew up in that place she used to call home

There was something I'd forgotten to finally do

Waited for her in the blizzard till I went blue

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I'll carve myself out a pretty little wife

Heart of pine; she'll be the love of my life

All made of wood and resin and earth

And to the forest she'll give birth

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I carved myself some love that the summer couldn't melt.