In a black and far off corner of my mind
There's a box of something I can't quite define
It houses circus freaks, temptation and bad trips
In an isolated corner of the box
There's a trap door covered up with dirt and rocks
It opens to the stairs that lead down to the crypt

Do you know where you're going when you've taken your last step
Do you know what you get?
Cigarette

On a dark and lonely road in my hometown
Stands a house that long ago should've been torn down
It reeks of love gone sour, suspicion and bad debt
On a weather beaten transom in the house
Walks a friend of mine that I call the old king mouse
He dances in the moonlight and sleeps out on the steps

Do you know where you're going when you've taken your last breath?
Do you know what you get?
Do you know where you're going when they've paid their last regrets?
Do you know what you get?
Cigarette

In a black and far off corner of my mind
There's a box of something I can't quite define
It houses circus freaks, temptation and the Fayette County Fair
And it reeks of love gone sour, suspicion and big hair

Do you know where you're going when you've taken your last breath?
Do you know what you get?
Do you know where you're going when the devil starts to sweat?
Do you know what you get?
A cigarette


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    General CommentAh, a breath of fresh, 'burgh air!!!

    The Clarks are from Pittsburgh, Pa (as am I). Some of the lyrics are reflections of thier hometown. "Fayette County" is to the southwest of Pittsburgh. "Big hair" (like that from the '80s) is still, well, big in the area.

    What does it really mean? Heh. I really have no idea. I've always thought that the entire song talks about odd and end things in the area, some that I don't recognize. When I hear of it I get homesick for the Golden Triangle, the Pirates, the Spagetti Warehouse in the Strip, trips to Century III, and the Regata.

    Yunz know what I'm sayin'?
    Tandekon March 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI know what you're sayin' n'at, I saw the clarks live at pitt not too long ago and they sang this song. You can tell they eat it up when it's a local crowd.
    suckerforguitaristson October 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commentnever saw em, but it shouldn't be too hard... once I get my liscence... funny i'm commenting on the same day as sucker...
    lamerooskion October 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt makes me feel special that they mentioned the Fayette County Fair.. lol.
    Funny thing is, alot of people who attend the Fayette County Fair, even now, have big hair.
    The Clarks are great. This song is great.
    runawayintheendon May 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthey played at UPJ and they still got treated as a local group.

    loved it!
    joshs1ofakindxjon February 18, 2007   Link
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    My OpinionWell, I'm from Fayette County so, I understand the connection a bit.
    living in fayette county there is a "hole" .
    Something you want out of, and once you get out of it- you end up right back in it.
    People here are so different that they are all the same. Everything that was once popular elsewhere, is still popular here. It seems it's a place that never changes, which a lot of people like.
    You miss it when you are gone.

    I think the part


    Do you know where you're going when you've taken your last breath?
    Do you know what you get?
    Do you know where you're going when they've paid their last regrets?
    Do you know what you get?
    Cigarette

    A cigarette is a form of relaxation for a lot of people and so is home.
    It's nice to know you still have a place to call home, and no matter how messed up it is- how much you turn your back on them, you still have a place to go.


    Fayette County.

    ilxveyouuon November 24, 2009   Link

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