For Jimmy in His Hard Time
You will be happy, free and light.
Your sweetheart will meet you at the gate
in a yellow Cadillac: she’ll slide over
and you’ll take the wheel.
You’ll drive down the road.
The car will be a real honey
and it’s always summer there.
You’ll do eighty easy
and talk all the way.
You’ll be done with sickness, pain and danger
and it will take eternity to cover everything.