1st Place July/August Contest | “Mint Condition”

1st Place
“Mint Condition”
Caroline Spence
Nashville, Tennessee

My favorite things are tired and worn,
A dog-eared book with the cover torn,
But when I see you it’s like the very first day.
There are some things you don’t want to fade

(Chorus)
Still in mint condition, mint condition
Like when we were two kids just hopin’ and wishin’
That this life that we see ain’t no apparition
So we keep our love in mint condition

You can hide love away in a trunk or a box
You can throw out the keys once you lock all the locks
But some things will last and some things they won’t
But nothing about you ever gets old

Still in mint condition, mint condition
Like when we were two kids just hopin’ and wishin’
That this life that we see ain’t no apparition
So we keep our love in mint condition

Our bodies, they age, wrinkle, and tire
The feeling of comfort overtakes desire
I may have to learn to live here alone
But I’ll love you through ash or through stone

Still in mint condition, mint condition
Like when we were two kids just hopin’ and wishin’
That this life that we see ain’t no apparition
So we keep our love in mint condition,
Cuz we’re still two kids, just hopin’ and wishin’
That we keep our love in mint condition.

 

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