"Soft Serve" as written by and Mark/doughty Degliantoni....
The body like soft serve, dripping down in the June sun,
I tried to shoot a thought, but the thought sunk.
Nothing to do but scratch words in the dirt and
Watch the water roll down.

Phantom kisses buzzing like the insects.
Beads of sweat dripping down on the rent check.
My Candyland melted down to syrup while I
Watched the water roll down.

And here comes the lust in phaze,
but you're down in Marietta.
So sweet my mouth was seared,
But the words you mouthed were sweeter.

My Sister,
Your words can be held against you in a court of law.

My Sister, You owe no allegiance to the facts.

And you're talking like the saint on the site of the accident.
Talking like the clause in the lease about the late rent.
Ringing like the random call patched to the payphone.
Talking like the water rolls down.

Talking like the saint on the site of the accident.
Talking like the botched shot, attempt on the President.
Ringing like the change in the legless man's Dixie Cup.
Talking like the water rolls down.

Day Undone,
Day Undone,
Day Undone,
Watch the water roll down.


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"Soft Serve" as written by Michael Doughty Mark Degliantoni

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    General CommentHere's what Mike Doughty said on scug.net:

    Saw a girl in Georgia, but I lived in Brooklyn; she couldn't deal with the mileage, she ditched me. I actually yelped at her "You dumped me!" and she replied, rolling her eyes, "'Dumped' (sigh) That word is so 80's."

    It was late August, humid and awful in New York, my apartment in Fort Greene was practically a steambath.

    The guitar part comes from an attempt to emulate the way the guitar slithers around the accents in Snoop Dogg's "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thing", whereas the melody is more or less failed attempts at variants of the line "...and I slowly came to see all of the things that you are made of...." in the Mary J. Blige song "Real Love."
    dutch618on October 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI feel like the words are put together in a random poetic way. Cool jam.
    yardarton December 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think it has something to do with how tough his life is, blaming his sister but she take no responsablity for it, acting like she did nothing, or something along those lines
    Ztulon October 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTop 3 favorite Doughty songs

    Sing this loud in summer with the windows down and you'll experience something close to nirvana
    :)
    SuperShelbyon November 20, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationHmmmmm...I'm in the minority apparently because I thought this song was about intentionally lying when under pressure (the hot sun) with the water running down meaning tears shed after the fact by the person who lied or by her/his victim. And I don't believe 'sister" necessarily means sister as in a family member....any woman perhaps?
    SweetCheeks2on February 19, 2012   Link

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