A Waltz Through Houston

written 2014

A Waltz Through Houston is as graceful as hoboes

It crawls and it begs when it's runs when its hungry

and a Waltz Through Houston gets dreadfully tired

when your A/C stops and your brain's getting wired

A Waltz Through Houston suddenly stops when it Hits 530

and there's a shit ton of traffic

A Waltz Through Houston goes like this....

A Waltz Through Houston is colored the same
as the side walks and bus stops and gunk on the rail walk

and the buffalo bayou is always there singing

as it gurgles and it pops with the trash that its bringing

And A waltz through the Houston wouldn't go too fast

or you'd think that was a Hobo who just ran off with your cash

A Waltz Through Houston goes like this..

and Thursdays at Avant would have to be mentioned

or theyd break there beer bottles and your keys would go missin

and A Waltz through Houston isn't a waltz at all

when the punks at Mangoes start breakin' down the walls

But A Waltz Through Houston is dreadfully long

for it plays out all night when the bar crowd is gone

A Waltz Through Houston goes like this...

 

and just for a bit the waltz suddenly turns Spanish

when the Mexicans from the east end come then they vanish

and A Waltz through Houston gets dreadfully fancy

when the folks in the heights come start getting antsy

It gets played down in Montrose near buckets of coffee

near daisys and artsys and girls that are bossy

A Waltz Through Houston goes like this...

 

And a Waltz Through Houston goes down to its roots

Lighting Hopkins is there and he's still wearin' boots

and Townes Van Zandt sings the main verse

and his veins are getting dirty and his songs are getting worse

Bill hicks takes a solo while Sam's playin' polo

Beyoncé even made it, she started playin' the oboe

A Waltz Through Houston goes like this...