DE FACTO DIVORCE

DE FACTO DIVORCE
a country song
by Mr. Wilbert “Blind Peanut” Nicholson of Possum Claw, Arkansas

Meet Mr. & Mrs. McNeer
They have been together now for nearly thirty years
But over that time their love has kinda died
And now things are getting kinda weird

The fire went out a long time ago
She no longer likes the places that he likes to go
She’s taken up hobbies that he don’t understand
This happily ever after hasn’t worked out like they planned

But they still have reputations to uphold
A couple of kids in college, a house that’s still unsold
So they’re makin’ an arrangement, rather than split
They’ve decided to be grownups and just make the best of it

Yes it’s a de facto divorce
They can’t tell the neighbors of course
But nobody has to budge and they won’t need a judge
For their de facto divorce

He’s made himself a mancave above the garage
Sometime sleeps in a hammock out in the back yard
And meantime she’s taken over the whole second floor
And she won’t have to listen to him snore anymore

Though their romance has come to an end
They still present themselves as the best of friends
They’re housemates, not bedmates, but no one’s at fault
Sometimes two hearts can just grow apart

Oh it’s a de facto divorce
It don’t have no legal force
But it’s cheaper and more quiet, some of you might like to try it
It’s a de facto divorce

Yes it’s a de facto divorce
They can’t tell the neighbors of course
But nobody has to budge and they won’t need a judge
For their de facto
D-I-V-O-R-C-E
For their de facto divorce

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