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Touching on the subject of spousal abuse.
She knows a storm is coming because he's late again and sooner or later
he'll come stumbling in. He'll start cussing and yelling like every time
before the minute he comes blowing through the door.
If her daddy was alive she knows he'd set him straight but four years ago
he passed through those pearly gates. She says honestly sometimes she
fears for her life. That's no way for a man to treat his wife. She says the
boys need their father but she needs to feel safe and warm. And she'll
go to sleep thinking can she survive another storm.
In the morning he'll be crying and begging her to stay and saying he don't
know what makes him act that way. She'll forgive him again but all the
while wondering what she'll do next time when she feels the storm