Fight EP – Oct 1, 2013

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The Long Way
Fight
Crawdaddies
Boogie Man

Pound of Dirt – Feb 28, 2012

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Make It Rain
Millie Mae
Too Much
Hollow Bones
Lasso
Another Ride
No Rest
Dirt
Horse To Water

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – Nov 9, 2010

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Untie My Shoelaces
Quicksand
Boom Boom
Freight Train
Rock In It
Just My Eyes
Eddy
Baby From Space
Vices
Who Are You
My House
Road Trip

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The Long Way

The Long Way

What time did you get off work tonight baby
I think I would know if you were heading home
You got lost, didn’t ya? You got tossed, didn’t ya?
You found love on your way home

Ooo, how could you ever do what you’re doing?

- Chorus –
I think you took the long way home

What’s become of us, darling I know you
Used to love me like I was the only
But now you stepping out, you with her helping out
Leaving me so sad and lonely

Well you, you got another thing coming to you

[Chorus]

- Bridge -
Well I’ve got no choice but just to follow as you do
But if I’d only known, yes I’d be doing dirty just like you

[Chorus]

- Out Chorus -
How’d you think it was gonna feel, you turning out a twisted deal
How’d you think this was gonna be, you know I ain’t your property
Can’t live with, can’t live without but I hear the lies coming out your mouth
Whoa girl, that’s cold as ice, come over here and we’ll play nice
Well you’re all over town with another love you make me pray to The Lord above
Come on girl if you put me down you know I’m gonna be out on the town
How’d you think this was gonna go, your cheating/crazy ways I’m out the door (x2)

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Fight

Fight

It’s late that’s it you wanna call it quits
Good lord is that all there is?
I guess it’s enough, you wanna give up
How could that be all your love?

- Chorus -
You gotta fight, fight, fight for it baby (x2)

You been true to only you
And I’ve been seeing you through
I stood behind, swallowed my pride
But now I cannot be denied

[Chorus]

I bet you tire of all my fire
And every insanity
You drive me crazy, baby you make me wild
It’s a shame that it’s just me

- Bridge -
Is it worth anything at all? (x2)
Well you’ve got to prove that to me and fight, fight, fight

[Chorus]

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Crawdaddies

Night crawlers, crawdaddies; daddy don’t worry
We gon’ get up to get down
Laugh off your pretenses, shake off your hesitences
Take your shoes off to get loud

- Chorus -
Cause it’s on from now on, don’t stop before the dawn
Let the water wash you down
Gonna be a good old time, feel it down your spine
This is the town

Well we’re below the sea level, friends to Whiskey Devil
Good things in life come in glass
Lack nothing, stack to bring the fanny pack you know it makes me sing
So loud, get kicked out so fast

[Chorus]

You fall in step, lose your head, know the beat’s heart instead
Inside out it will make you love
Well you feel it in your feet, I feel it in my chest, close your eyes this is the best
I said close your eyes this is the best

[Chorus]

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Boogie Man

Rain on your windshield, when the sky turns green
He wants you in his force field so you can feel his mean
He’s hiding in the darkness, he lives under your bed
Working up his sharpness, or is he in your head?

- Chorus -
Oh he’s gonna get get getcha
Oh he’s gonna pass over me
Oh he’s gonna get get getcha
So we can be free

You like how you wake up, you like how that feels
You gotta put on your makeup and slap on them heels
You can feel his pulse go, boogie boogie through your skin
So the rest of us know we can all get down again

- Outro -
Do you want to be free?

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Make It Rain

By the look of the horse I rode into town you can see I’m saddled and fit to throw down
No intention of slowing til I hear the “whoa” sound
It’s a noisy night and the heat is dry, one ceiling fan and the shit’s gon’ fly
Slide me down, living the high life

You gotta let it go (x4)

Judging by the way you strut at me with your champagne glass full of what I see
Is gonna make it a little bit easier to get along
You got it in you to do this dance, it might take a few don’t work so fast
I can teach you how to make it rain

You gotta let it go (x4)

Just put a paper bag up on your head, get naked and shake it til your legs are red
We gonna wake up the gods upstairs with a boom
Well I bet you’re wondering how I do my own dizzle,
How I can make it Drizzle Drizzle Drizzle to the middle of the to the middle of the afternoon…

Cause I can let it go (x4)

[Chorus]
If you just shake your thing, you can make it rain
If you just shake shake, you gonna make make, you gonna make it rain

[Bridge]
Go in the yard, go downtown if you wanna get it on, you wanna get it on
Oo you better go downtown if you wanna get some tonight
Oo you better
Oh baby listen to me, it’s really really easy
You just let it go shake it you can make it rain

[Chorus]

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Millie Mae

How many feathers does it take to make a bird fly?
Or make you pass me by, there’s no knowing.
And how many rocks does it take to build up this mountain top?
Or make that river stop the way that it’s flowing?

[Chorus]
Little Rose, Millie Mae
How you stole my blues away

Oh how many moons will it take to pull on your tide?
Find where your secrets hide, won’t you give me a sign?
And how many bones do you have to feel it in,
Before you give in, and just be mine?

[Chorus]
Little Rose, Millie Mae
How you stole my blues away
I’ve gotta go straight on through
I’m gonna keep my heart, keep my heart with you

[Bridge]
Only one feather is pretty thin
If that’s all we got, my future’s looking dim
And only one bone, well my chances are fat
Do you feel more than that? Oh baby I hope you feel more than that

[Chorus]

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Too Much

Overdone and overboard,
Tally Ho well I’ma keeping score
Walked the plank so many, too many times before
Empty bottles, broken glass,
wind up hours they fall down fast
Life is starting to kick my ass
I gotta build to last

[Chorus]
(Because) Too much ain’t no good
I want it all more than I should

Found out I’m only human,
here the tragedy’s begun
If I had my way I’d run and run (just run and run)
But I see your face and I want more
Get a taste I’m overboard
Watch you walk out of my door
what am I waiting for?

[Chorus]

I said too much
I said too much
I said too much ain’t no good

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Hollow Bones

Bring me trinkets, bring me wine
Bring me women, bring me swine
I delight in this particular type of life

Bring me money, pay my bail
Drive a little faster, lose that trail
I may have done a couple of things last night

[Chorus]
Hollow Bones

Wind is at my beck and call
I’ll make it bend I’ll make it fall
I’ll make it carry me wherever I chose to go

Head South when leaves change
Or West when I’m insane
My heart decides my migration

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
Don’t you tempt me with your marrow
Because my bones are hollow (x2)

I’m a sliver of the moon
Rising only after noon
But I will pull you down to stay in company

I’m a feather of a queen
Hear me whisper, so obscene
No crown could turn this filthy thing clean

[Chorus]

[Bridge]

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Lasso

You say that you love me but you really don’t
You come all around trying to run the show
Oh baby listen to me I can’t tell you no

You gonna find you a lasso gonna rope me down
Down to the ground where you once were found
Oh baby don’t you know that I wanna get down

[Chorus]
But what do you want? (x4)

Well you say that I need you but I really don’t
No honey I got this all on my own
Oh baby I got it, I got it all alone

You gonna find you a woman gonna do to you
What you did back to her in the golden years
Oh baby I can tell this is your biggest fear

[Chorus]

What could it be this time? (x2)

You shine like you’re a golden penny in the mud
When I lift up my boot I see you’re chewing gum
Oh dude you must think that I’m really dumb

Well you say that you need me
But I know you don’t
What about her as the other one
You calling her calling her on the phone

[Chorus]

[Repeat verse 1]

[Chorus]

Why do you torture me?

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Another Ride

When I was a little girl Mama took me to the carnival
With every spin of the ferris wheel I found something could make me feel

A little later I took my test and I got me some wheels of my own
She’s an 83 Chevrolet, Cherry red, only goes about 45 but that’s alright

[Chorus]
(because) I wanna go on another ride, another ride, another ride (x2)

Then you know we discovered the back roads
Better roll those windows down and air this motherfucker out
Your mama’s gonna find out now

[Chorus]

Oh then I found my way into the big city
Always riding subway trains, I find myself in Queens
And I don’t wanna be

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
But I want you to come with me
I wanna go (x4)

Would you look at me now, I’m some kind of a lady (hardly)
But I’m gonna buy me a jet plane (x3)

[Chorus]

[Bridge]

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No Rest

By the time I get my keys in the door,
Stumble my way up to the 2nd floor
I couldn’t tell you where I’ve been,
Just know the sunlight’s creeping in
Well even my boots are gonna follow me down
Then all of Broadway starts to twist and shout
Shake it up baby as the train rolls by
I guess I’ve lost another night

[Chorus]
Well I’m a lonesome critter with rules to break
If there’s no rest for the wicked, I’m gonna stay awake

Everything’s brighter at 7 o’clock,
Sanity’s artwork drawn up in chalk
I’m adding no hours to the few I’ve stocked
But I feel the miles and the miles I’ve walked

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
Oh you wanna stay with me baby? You wanna stay with me tonight
You better hold on to me baby, til the morning light

[Chorus]

[Bridge]

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Dirt

I see a birdbath it’s in trouble, I wash my wings in a mud puddle
I get my breakfast from the trash can, and Christmas cards from the garbage man

[Chorus]
You gotta eat a pound of dirt before you die (x4)

I learned to swim in the East River, my eyes are bigger than my liver
I’ll drink the tar straight from the tar pits, I use a dinosaur to scratch my itch

[Chorus]

I freakin’ sleep in the street gutter, that sewer rat is my big brother
Filthy for life ’cause filth is built to last, God made the dirt and dirt will bust your ass

[Chorus]

You know a bull do do do dozer, you know I’m di di di di dirtier (x2)

[Chorus]

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Horse To Water

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him stay
I could lead you anywhere, I think you might run away

Remember when I took you to the lion’s den?
You were too chicken to walk in
But you can stare through the window looking at his shiny grin
You’re afraid to let him win

You’re afraid to let somebody, somebody else win

Do you recall when I brought you to the river?
You know me I just jumped right in
But you stood on the bank dip, dip, dip your toes, you dipped your toes
Baby I didn’t know you can’t swim

You can lead a horse to water, try as you might he won’t stay
I could lead you right to my front door
I think that you are gonna run away

Run away, Run away baby
Run away from me

You can lead a horse to the water, but I tell you he won’t stay
Well I could lead you somewhere, but maybe I should walk away

Oh maybe I should reconsider, maybe I should
Just rethink it, turn around
Maybe I, maybe I should
Walk away

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Untie My Shoelaces

Untie my shoelaces and get into bed
Get in my good graces I’ve got you in my head
You didn’t put yourself there so tell me do you think it’s right?
I’m not trying to be nobody’s fool, I’d rather be alone tonight.
The offer’s on the table but tell me- do you think you’re able?
Well come on

Take off my jewelry baby, gonna settle down
I don’t mind the dark honey but don’t keep me underground
‘Cause I’m the kind of girl who wants it so all the world can see
If that ain’t you Darlin’ then what the hell are you doing with me?
The offer stands but tell me- can you be my man?
Well I don’t know

Let down my hair baby, let it fall all down my back
You ain’t got a place to be why don’t you sit back and relax
If some other place is calling, calling to your mind
Just you go down the trail honey, and maybe I’ll see you some other time

Untie my shoelaces and get into bed
Get in my good graces, I got you in my head
You didn’t put yourself there so tell me do you think it’s right?
Not trying to be nobody’s fool, I’d rather be alone tonight
It might not be good tonight, but any day it’s got to be right
It’s got to be right

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Quicksand

In the darkest hour I call upon your face
I think of deeds that have never taken place
A fleeting thought but one that’s hot enough to spark
A sinking feeling growing deep inside my heart
Quicksand of my mind, If I go far enough I’ll find
Quicksand

It didn’t look this dangerous to me last night
I see my feet sinking now with the morning light
Oh by the afternoon I’m in up to my hips
I pray I get to kiss you ‘fore it takes my lips
Oh it was hopeless ‘fore I even knew to hope
It would do no good for you to throw your rope
Quicksand

I’m all in baby now I’m so in love with you
It’s up to you only one thing left to do
Oh get brave baby- jump in after me
It’s only you who can end this misery
Oh make you sink right in
You can’t stop once you begin
Quicksand

Well don’t struggle baby just let it take you down
It’s nice and cool here way underground
This is the strangest weather we’ve ever had
But being here together is really not so bad

Oh make you sink right in
You can’t stop once you begin
The quicksand will take you down
Come on and meet me underground

It’s the Quicksand

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Boom Boom

Well I walked into the room
Like a thousand times never before
Seeing you and you held yourself with such an air
I couldn’t help but fall, but fall right then and there
Fall, fall right then and there

So I stumbled to my feet
Praying I could chance to meet
Your standards for a lady but I’ve been such a sailor lately
I know I smell of wind and salt
But I would love to meet you in the dark
Alone, alone in the dark

I’ll make your heart go Boom Boom Boom
BaBoom Boom Boom BaBoom Boom Boom
I’ll make your heart go Boom Boom Boom
BaBoom Boom Boom BaBoom Boom Boom

Well the next thing I new
My hand was touched in a crowded room
You led me to the sea, you swept so well
Just like a broom, Our bodies closing in
Making love beneath that slivered moon
Love ‘neath that slivered moon

You made my heart go Boom Boom Boom
BaBoom Boom Boom BaBoom Boom Boom
You made my heart go Boom Boom Boom
BaBoom Boom Boom BaBoom Boom Boom

Don’t let me go
I don’t know when I’ll be back on shore
Don’t let me go
I don’t know when I’ll be back on shore

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Freight Train

You came to me in the morning before I awoke
But I don’t even know your name
Gone just as quick I think my heart is broke
But I don’t even know your name
Red, red beard- mama’s liking
You talk like an angel look like a viking

You is a tall, tall man with some great big arms
But I don’t even know your name
You better watch out ‘cause this snake you charmed
But I don’t even know your name
Your mouth is dirty but your soul is clean
You must be a King cause I feel like a Queen

It’s bigger than you, it’s bigger than you
It’s bigger than me
It’s bigger than you, it’s bigger than you
It’s bigger than me

Hit me like a Freight Train
Hit me like a Freight Train

You’re too good to be true
And I don’t even know your name
In this dream I fell for you
And I don’t even know your name
Well come back you medieval man
I’m gonna wait as long as I can

But It’s bigger than you, it’s bigger than you
It’s bigger than me
It’s bigger than you, it’s bigger than you
It’s bigger than me

Hit me like a Freight Train
Hit me like a Freight Train

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Rock In It

Well nothing ever came from nothing
You know we got ourselves something
Oh baby why won’t you let this sweet fire burn
Something should be cooking baby
But no match was ever lit with “maybe”
No don’t be scared just watch and learn

I don’t wanna wreck your world
Just wanna put a little
Rock in it
You know baby you’re my pearl
And don’t you forget it, no no
I don’t wanna wreck your world
Just let put a little
Rock In It, baby
Oh let me rock you baby

Well I don’t know what’s wrong with me
Can’t seem to let your poor self be
Oh tell me where would be all the fun in that?
Well I don’t know what’s wrong with you
Acting fool the way you do
Before you tried it on ready to throw in the hat

I don’t wanna wreck your world
Just wanna put a little
Rock in it
You know baby you’re my pearl
And don’t forget it, Don’t forget it
I don’t wanna wreck your world
I just wanna put a little
Rock In It, baby
Oh let me rock you papa

Oh Don’t know what you’re so scared of
What you think I’m gon’ do?
Oh Baby don’t be scared Papa no, no I ain’t gonna hurt you
Just want to make sweet love to you, you

I don’t wanna wreck your world
Just wanna put a little Rock in it
You know baby you’re my pearl
And don’t you forget it, no no
I don’t wanna wreck your world
Just let me put some
Rock In It, baby
I wanna rock you baby

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Just My Eyes

So you say you don’t love me
And then you wave goodbye
Well don’t worry baby
It’ll be alright
‘Cause I never played your games
Didn’t believe a single lie
I’m not crying baby
It’s just my eyes

Then you found another lady
And she’s really fine
Well this didn’t shock me
I’m not a bit surprised
I don’t know what you’re talking about
I feel simply divine
No I’m not crying baby
It’s just my eyes

It’s just my eyes and I don’t know why
I swear to you baby I’m quite satisfied
No I don’t mind being denied
Because it ain’t me crying
It’s just my eyes

Well you know you can’t hurt me
Not as hard as you try
Because I’m just like a rock
My feelings don’t get compromised
I guess I’ll go to the optometrist
And get a good look inside
Oh because it ain’t me crying baby

It’s just my eyes and I don’t know why
I swear to you baby I’m real satisfied
No I don’t mind being denied
No I’m not crying
It’s just my eyes
Oh no I don’t mind being denied
Oh no it ain’t me crying
No it’s just my eyes
Oh no no I’m not crying
Oh it’s just my eyes
I said that I’m not crying
It’s just my eyes

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Eddy

Let me tell you a little story ‘bout a man gone wrong
Good lookin’ fella just as smart as he was strong
His mama called him Edward and she loved him so
But Eddy really knew how to go

Why’d you run out on me Eddy
I said why did you do it baby, why
I said why did you do it Eddy
Why’d you go and break my heart

I was headed South one night needing a drink
You know that Eddy poured ‘em out like he was a sink
As soon as I looked into those brown eyes
I knew the road would have to wait a while, have to wait awhile

Oh you’re so good, you feel so good to me
Oh but you treat me so damn bad don’t you baby
Said why did you do it Eddy
Why’d you go and break my heart

Well I quickly set up camp there in Roanoke
And I fed us both though my bank was broke
Oh how I loved him, you know I loved him
Eddy was my King.
And now my lonely nights all I can do is sing

Why did you do it baby
Oh you broke my heart, yes you broke my heart
I said why did you do it Eddy
Why’d you go and break my heart

Well I woke up one morning with my makeup still on
I looked to my left and my man was gone
With no memory of the past night unfolding
I knew at last it wasn’t me he was holding on to
Eddy why
Why did you do it, Eddy why’d you go
And break my heart

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Baby From Space

Put me on your dinner table
Make the sturdy legs unstable
Do to me just what you’re able
A love like ours has been but fabled

Cook me up some grits and toast
Pour my coffee we can coast
Until the afternoon at most
Then you cut me from your hitching post

I’m from the bottom of the sea
I want a baby from space

Gardens green will not surround
Neighbors can you hear my sound
And then you pick my pieces off the ground
When you feel just what I’ve found

I’m from the bottom of the sea
I want a baby from space

Come to you from upper space
To the ocean where I fell
Know me by my voice and face
I would walk with you through hell

I’m from the bottom of the sea
I want a baby from space

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Vices

My baby drinks coffee, whiskey, and wine
She smokes roll-your-own cigarettes all the time
Well I never know quite what she’s thinking
But neither of us want to quit drinking

My baby likes to stay out real late at night
She always gets into some kind of nasty fist fight
But she’s always the champion
Well that’s how I knew she’s the one

Vices, Vices we all have some
Whiskey, Gin, Wine, PCP, Whiskey, Rum
Oh Vices, Vices we all have some
Whiskey, Gin, Wine, PCP, Whiskey, Rum

Some people gamble and some people steal
Well I can do both because I do what I feel
Don’t judge me don’t judge my baby
‘Cause you got some shit that seems kinda shady
Whoa.

Oh Vices, Vices we all have some
Whiskey, Gin, Wine, PCP, Whiskey, Rum
Vices, Vices we all have two or three
So come on and follow me

Peer pressure, peer pressure

Vices, Vices we all have some
Whiskey, Gin, Wine, PCP, Whiskey, Rum
Vices, Vices we all have some
Whiskey, Gin, Wine, PCP, Whiskey, Rum

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Who Are You

You been creepin’ round
Never seen the light of day
Do you live underground?
Who are you anyway?
You asked me out, I asked you in
Until the dawn you stayed
But does the sunlight burn your skin
Or am I being played?

Oh I know that you can’t decide
Which is wrong, which is right
Change your mind but
Do you want me only in the night?

You attract me like a magnet
Sucking me right in
My heart is anything but stagnant
Make me want to sin
But sometimes I get frightened
Baby with you in the dark
But it feels like lightening baby
When you leave your mark

Oh I know that you can’t decide
Which is wrong, which is right
Change your mind but
Do you want me only in the night?

You’ve opened so many doors
Are you gonna break my heart
Or should I put a steak in yours?

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My House

I’ve been counting stars instead of counting sheep
It keeps me awake when I need to be asleep
Maybe if you were here with me I wouldn’t be so cold
This business of you being gone is getting pretty old

Said won’t you
Come on over to my house baby, make it soon
My ways have changed, and I’m singing
A new tune and it goes La La La La La La
Oh I can’t live without you

The season’s changing fast but the days go so slow
I’m trapped in my head with all of this sorrow
Well you left me alone with only the clouds above
Won’t you come home and give me some good sweet love

Won’t you
Come on over to my house baby, make it soon
My ways have changed, and I’m singing you
This new tune and it goes La La La La La La
Oh I can’t live without you

Remember the days when we would just lie in bed?
Those warm sweet thoughts are still all up in my head
But it’s so cold out tonight
And without you my baby I don’t feel right

Come on over to my house baby, make it soon
My ways have changed, and I’m singing
A new tune and it goes La La La La La La
Oh I can’t live without you

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Road Trip

Road Trip

Tonight I saw a star not fall but shoot on up
It rose through the heavens right past that drinking cup
Said it rose like the tide rushing towards your feet
It rose like your smile when you fall into the sea
Well I’d be smiling too, but I left my heart back in old Kentucky

Well we’ve been through the desert on a horse named Beulah
She drinks a lot of money but she’ll be good to ya
She’s loaded up with boxes and the instruments
Let’s hope the tweekers don’t know how to jump that fence
We broke down in Calico, up on the tow truck- Go Go Go

We got hung up in Sedona like a rotary telephone
We felt the red rock seeping, creeping into our souls
Well we answered the call from Cathedral
We made our way into the steeple, yes we did
Heard that wind say our name, and we told her that we’d all be back some day

When we get back gonna rock this city like Mama’s chair
Oh you know that Turtle and Johnny gonna be there
We gonna break down the road and set up the stage
We got some music we gonna play, gonna play
Get some good New York, NY coursing through our veins

Oh then we gonna climb up on the big ol’ dirty bird
Leaving her behind you know, you know it’s gonna hurt
But we got Fifteen Dollars worth of cashews
You know I don’t even have to ask you to come along
Oh if you don’t know yet, you’ll know right after this song

The Times were Early

Oh well the Times were Early and the Times were good
Yes you get a little Dirty sitting up on that hood
Well we gonna drink that corn liquor it goes down like fire
Yes we’re singing in the back seat like the Barstow choir

The Times were Early

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