Tuesday, 9 March 2010

green and dumb - roger clyne

Daisies stand up on their tip-toes Clouds tumble over themselves in the sky And all the pretty horses come runnin’ to her And even the dust devils pray That they'll catch her eye I haunt her house from the outside I watch her bake cornbread and talk on the phone And the wireless on the inside plays a sad sweet song A mute moonlit statue am I, she waltzes alone But baby, baby, I could call you baby If I weren’t so empty in the head and tied up in the tongue And baby, baby, I could call you baby If I weren’t so green and dumb The wind ain’t stopped blowin’ since morning It’s got me froze up on the inside And I could get warm in the bunk house And thaw out on coffee and bread But baby, baby, I could call you baby If I weren’t so empty in the head and tied up in the tongue But baby, baby, I could call you baby If I weren’t so green and dumb I need your government warning like I need a hole in my head Well, I won’t shoot your coyotes And I won’t burn your weeds Your paycheck won’t fill up this hollow It won't dull all the aching But baby, baby, I could call you baby If I weren’t so empty in the head and tied up in the tongue But baby, baby, I could call you baby If I weren’t so green & dumb If I weren’t so green & dumb If I weren’t so green & dumb If I weren’t so green & dumb ****************************** Sorry for my long absence. I've been trying to find a good video clip of Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, my favourite band for a couple of years now, but being an indie band it's hard to find a video with clean sound and decent visuals! This song is awesome with the whole band, but here it is with just Roger. Enjoy!

3 comments:

asperezas said...

This is beautiful!

Welcome back Andrea!
:-)

ValGalArt said...

The lyrics are awesome! Thank you for posting them! I always enjoy reading them and i can get pictures in my head ;)

andrea said...

Roger Clyne's lyrics are smart, beautiful and often very funny in a raw, southwest way.