© 2016 by Benni Carol Photography for Jason McNiff

Joy And Independence

 

Joy and Independence back when they first met 

Joy was studying medicine, Independence hadn't made his mind up yet 

 

about what he wanted to do with his life but he had big dreams 

and when he told Joy about them he hoped she was listening 

 

but as it happened, Joy kind of loved him 

and when he told her his secrets she jacked her studies in 

 

and off they went travelling down to Italy 

through the Val D'Aosta and into Lombardy 

 

making love every day and night as the night drew in 

smoking foreign cigarettes those ones long and thin 

 

and the country seem to go so well with their wrangler love 

the basket of Amelia the mountains above 

 

but as it came to Christmas time joy began to yearn for home

by then they'd made it down, all the way to Rome 

 

where the sombre sound of churches blue telling toll 

and strange ideas began creeping in Independence's soul 

 

then came the separation like it could've been foreseen 

Joy it was sad but was working it out Indy continued in his dreams

 

She picked up with her studies medicine once more 

she knew for independence they would never of been a cure

 

it wasn't that she forgot about him,  she just tidied up her heart 

Independence went on remembering,  and made a life in art 

 

25 years later they're thinking once again 

Joy and Independence should be the best of friends 

 

Joy and Independence you think I've made it up 

it all happened like I said here I swear on the good book