Play Now You Get The Picture
By Neil Dover

It’s Christmas time, and up and down my street
Well there’s lights on timers coming on, as everybody’s coming home and then there’s me
And I got this cat and he’s black and he likes to scratch the couch so mostly he’s outside
And last month he left for several days, now looks like he’s here to stay
So maybe I’ll let him in tonight
And I wanted to make some cookies for those little girls next door but I didn’t
And I meant to get a box of cards, mail them out to folks, but I just couldn’t

And maybe now you get the picture, I can’t say it any plainer, I’m just breathin’
There’s days I got it covered, chopped and diced and smothered but it’s just masqueradin’
It’s pain disguised as freedom but theres no freedom from the pain of what I’m missin’
Cause its still missin’
And I’ll keep saying I’m alright and one day it won’t be a lie to you or me neither
Maybe now you get the picture

My mother called and asked if I was coming home this year, and I said maybe
And I probably will, but I won’t really know till I don’t, and I’ll be sorry
Cause she’ll be happy if I do, but she’ll forgive me if I don’t and I just can’t face it
Last year it was you and me, you put up that christmas tree, life was pretty good and I knew it
And now the black cat’s at the door again, and I’m probably gonna let him in
Cause he just wants a warm place, and some dinner
And this is what my life looks like without you, maybe now you get the picture

Maybe now you get the picture I can’t say it any plainer, I’m just breathin’, barely breathin’
There’s days I got it covered, yeah chopped and diced and smothered but it’s just masqueradin’
Oh It’s pain disguised as freedom but theres no freedom from the pain of what I’m missin’
Cause it just stays missin’
And I’ll keep saying I’m alright and one day it won’t be a lie to you or me neither
Maybe now you get the picture

And its Christmas time, up and down my street

Picture of Neil sitting, holding his guitar and writing

Neil Writing