summer night on s. laurel st.

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Summer night on south laurel street Nobody’s vacant, complacent and drunk Broken bottles, thorns cut her feet Her jesus man, he makes her wild He walks her to the corner store To buy that drink she’s looking for Drinking makes her think of youth The reason she’s wrinkled, jaded, and abused Forget about it, feel it right Don’t let go, forget the night My mother always told me this: The girls on corners; be sure to miss I finished all my turpentine Now all that’s left is blood and wine Girl, don’t forget to feel me up ‘Cause if you didn’t, you wouldn’t get enough I’m sure you’ve heard this song before But we sing ‘cause the wine’s all been poured And as the ground evades in cracks I wish they’d return back The city decays, it’s been overrun By thieves and liars and petty drunks Who would have thought that at our end The movers and builders’d be artists and friends When there’s no one left to build the tower The people there collapse and scatter I wish I was a better man Someone who cared, and had more friends But that’s not our lot, babe, I’m telling you now The worthless punks have faded, lightened brows And furrow them the workers fade They worship death ‘cause life’s been made I don’t think I’ve much more to say But it don’t matter, because ‘the radio does play’ And plays and plays and plays The corporation’s tired phrase
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summer night on south laurel street nobody's vacant, complacent or drunk i walk from my house to the whore's house and i see you laying there half-naked and high and you told me to stay for a little while and I asked you how much to pay and you said it was free this time your teeth are white and mine are yellow but it doesn't matter though, i guess i'm beautiful in my own way laying on the yellow bed with you at this house thinking about the girls at school who were just like you And then I think about the girls out there who might be pretty and do their own hair and don't wear high heels or are gorgeous I mean who the fuck wants to be gorgeous if all you are is a whore for new shoes summer night on south laurel street, somebody's vacant, complacent, and drunk and it's not me, not this time, anyway she comes back to my house and we kiss over wine and I take her to my room and we're doing just fine until I wake up and realize my watch is gone; yeah a whole lot of other things are gone, too I still remember her white teeth and the way she looked at me, like she was crazy about me, somehow I don't feel used

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released July 23, 2013

recorded at BoyzHouse June/July 2013
by Ben Foster
album artwork by John Winn

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