Leave the war. Buy a van. Load your gear. Fitter, Happier, More Productive. Put the iron on the pavement and the pen in your hand and write till your fingers bleed and your liver fails. Buy a mad dog that wont sit still. Fashion an idea for a fireworks display. Be ready with a stainless steal machete. Drink a half a pint of Ballantine’s each day. Maybe hole up in a room above a hardware store, and cry nothing there but Hollywood tears. Put a spell on some poor little girl, stay like that for 27 years.
Pack up all expectations, lit out of California, put a flyswatter banjo on my knee. Live off of angel hair, some benzedrine for getting there. You can find me in a eucalyptus tree.
Some say I’m doin the obituary mambo. Some call it hangin on the wall. Perhaps the yarn is the only thing that holds this man together. Some say I was never here at all. And some might see me down in Birmingham, sleeping in a boxcar going by. And if you think that you could live a bigger tale, I swear to god you’d have to live a lie.
This is where it ends, this is where it starts…