Thursday, July 15, 2010

Lyrics of the Day

everyone loves to love a lie.
- howie day, everyone loves to love a lie.

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  1. Heatwaves on the runway
    As the wheels set down
    He takes his baggage off the carousel
    He takes a taxi into town
    Yellow schools of taxi fishes
    Jonah in a ticking whale
    Caught up at the light in the fishnet windows
    Of Bloomingdale's
    Watching those high fashion girls
    Skinny black models with Raveen curls
    Beauty parlor blondes with credit card eyes
    Looking for the chic and the fancy
    To buy

    He opens up his suitcase
    In the continental suite
    And people twenty stories down
    Colored currents in the street
    A helicopter lands on the Pan Am roof
    Like a dragonfly on a tomb
    And business men in button downs
    Press into conference rooms
    Battalions of paper-minded males
    Talking commodities and sales
    While at home their paper wives
    And paper kids
    Paper the walls to keep their gut reactions hid

    Yellow checkers for the kitchen
    Climbing ivy for the bath
    She is lost in House and Gardens
    He's caught up in Chief of Staff
    He drifts off into the memory
    Of the way she looked in school
    With her body oiled and shining
    At the public swimming pool ...
    * * *
    The more I'm with you, pretty baby
    The more I feel my love increase
    I'm building all my dreams around you
    Our happiness will never cease
    'Cause nothing's any good without you
    Baby you're my centerpiece

    We'll find a house and garden somewhere
    Along a country road a piece
    A little cottage on the outskirts
    Where we can really find release
    'Cause nothing's any good without you
    Baby you're my centerpiece
    * * *
    ...Shining hair and shining skin
    Shining as she reeled him in
    To tell him like she did today
    Just what he could do with Harry's House
    And Harry's take home pay

    -Joni

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