Joseph Abbott (faxpaladin) wrote,
Joseph Abbott
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Cross posting to filk, texasfilk



CHAIN LETTER
Words and music: (c) 2006 Joseph Abbott, all rights reserved

Jack was killed in a hit-and-run
She'd lost the baby
And that was when her emotions all went blank
Even when blue skies were out
All she saw was rain
And all her friends and family
Seemed like strangers on a train

Still, she went back to school
Came out with a degree
Got a not-bad paying job in an office
On the day the letter came
She almost threw it aside
Hand-written -- she opened it
Though she knew what was inside...

CHORUS: Do not break this chain
     Bad things will happen
     Seven years of bad luck and catastrophe
     If you believe in miracles
     Things will get much better
     And the only thing you have to do
     Is send along this letter

At first glance, the note inside
Looks like she expected
But her attention's drawn to the clippings
One tells of murder-suicide
She's too shocked to wonder how
Jack is the killer, she is the victim
Thirteen years from now

She'd had to drop her plans for school
When Jack knocked her up
He'd hit her a couple times, but got better
She thinks about it as she reads
Of a stranger three states away
Murdered in an arson
In twelve years to the day...

     Do not break this chain
     Bad things will happen
     You'll unravel space and time and causality
     If you believe in miracles
     Things can only get better
     But there's something you have to do
     Before you send on this letter...

She gets home from her "business trip"
A decade passes by
She picks up the newspaper and reads it
Another murder-suicide
A woman stabbed to death
She cuts it out and mails it...

     Do not break this chain
     Bad things will happen
     You'll unravel space and time and causality
     If you believe in miracles
     Things can only get better
     But there's something you have to do
     Before you send on this letter

     She can still see it saying
     "You must never break the chain..."
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