Rubies Down The Drain

It’s the accumulative hurt

The inconsolable pain

That brims up like rubies

From a Paris drain


It’s Auguste I lost

And the costs like a shot

Shattering my brain

And my wealth and my taste


It’s all gone to waste

Like a handful of rubies

Retrieved from the rain

A fistful of sapphires that leave a blue stain

A handful of emeralds scooped out of the drain

And I searched every alley after dark

And it’s hard

When your velvet gets drenched on a builders yard


On a bad night in Paris

When I think I’m insane

Catching sparkling diamonds

That’s really only night rain

Really only night rain.