Got on my dead man’s suit and my smilin’ skull ring
My lucky graveyard boots and a song to sing
I got a song to sing, it keeps me out of the cold
And I’ll meet you further on up the road.
~ “Further On (Up the Road)” performed by Johnny Cash
Mad World (American Pie, Part One)
Blood-stained sidewalks lead in one direction when the world is at war with itself. The way is dark and the night is cold, all towns bleed together. My dog Marley and I keep movin’ on, further down the road. We’ve got songs to sing; they keep us out of the cold and help keep us grounded. We’ve been making pretty good time. It helps that we stay to ourselves. Marley is as cautious as I am about steering clear of others—dead and alive. We’re good at staying in the…
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