The Handsome Family /

The Snow White Diner

I am eating hash browns in the snow white diner
Outside cars are honking, flashing lights on the bridge
They're pulling a car up from the bottom of the frozen lake

A woman drove her Saturn into the black water
Killed herself and her two kids trapped in the backseat
She'd lost her job and didn't want her kids to be poor

The diner is noisy, black coffee and sugar
Baskets of dinner rolls, outside the crowd is growing
Waiting by the drawbridge, hoping to see the dead woman's face

In the booth next to me there are two old women
Eating liver and onions and they're laughing too loud
And banging the tabletop, but then I see that they're deaf

I don't know why they're laughing, maybe the world's much nicer
If you can't hear the cars
They make me feel better like I'm drunk on a plane
And have forgotten that I'm afraid to fly