The prompt is from Fearless Songwriter week. I promised myself this year that I would do more story songs.
It was getting late and it all seemed wrong
Sonny was waiting until Sam came along
She said she would be there, promised to be back
Pull up beside him in her black Cadillac
Got that car at an auction sale
At the time Sam bought it, its color was pale
But that wouldn’t do and she painted it black
Sonny helped her paint it and put on shellac.
Life isn’t always what it seems, high high hopes and Cadillac dreams
Do you know what you know as a matter of fact?
She’s gone missing in her black Cadillac.
Sonny sent a text message in her direction
Hoping the message would return with affection
The message went unanswered for a long, long time
Then Sonny heard a beep, Sam was on the line.
This is Sam’s husband Charlie, who is this?
Sonny hoped it wouldn’t come to this.
Sonny said Sam had an appointment at 2
Please forward the message, but thought who’s fooling who?
Charlie said Sam wouldn’t need that appointment
She’s gone missing, hope you’re not disappointed.
Sonny knew what he meant by that
She’s not pulling up in her black Cadillac