"The Agony of Laffitte" as written by and John Britt Daniel....
All I ever asked of you is a copy of Garage Days
And to tell me the truth
Ain't no one watching you exit Ventura Highway

It's like I knew two of you man
The one before and after we shook hands
Taking the calls but in all forgetting what's been said

And after dark in a cab in L.A.
Forget about the meter man these are salad days
Comes on radio, comes on what's being said

No better than Sylvia
No better than Sylvia
(Where you are? Where you've been?)
No better than Sylvia
No better than Sylvia
(Where you are? Where you've been?)

No better than, oh, no no, no no
(Where you are? Where you've been?)
(Where you've gone? Oh, no)

Here's a mark, he's a mark on the page
Dishing out the wisdom of this reflexive age
Dotting the eyes with an eye for defining what you were

So when you do that line tonight
Remember that it came at a steep price
Keep telling yourself there's more to you than her

But you're no better than Sylvia
No better than Sylvia
(Where you've been?)
No better than Sylvia
No better than Sylvia
(Where you are? Where you've been?)

No better than, oh, no no, no no
(Where you've gone? Where you've been?)
(Where you've gone? Oh, no)
No no no, no no no, no no no

Oh, no no no, no no, oh


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"The Agony of Laffitte" as written by John Britt Daniel

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    General CommentThis song (along with "The Agony of Lafitte") is famous for being about how the band got shafted by Ron Lafitte, from their record label, Electra.

    I am wondering who is Sylvia? The only two that spring to mind are Sylvia Plath and Sylvia Saint. The second one maybe makes more sense?
    Gonzo Soulon April 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhoops... "The Agony of Lafitte" is this song. The companion song (they were released together) is "Lafitte don't fail me now".
    Gonzo Soulon April 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe Sylvia in this song is Sylvia Rhone, who is the former CEO at Elektra.
    fratboy_rickon October 11, 2005   Link

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