"Down on the River by the Sugar Plant" as written by and Mike Doughty Jonathan Maron....
All of the girls out with their hips asway
And I'm the loneliest man
They're selling incense and sunglasses on Orchard Street
Boatloads of bootleg Sean John

And I'll dream you up in this vast, dark bed
Believe I loved you for each hair upon the back of your neck, and I
Want to kiss you but I can't
Down on the river by the sugar plant

Earrings
Weighing down the lobe and
Nose a lovely slope and the mouth turned down
Shoulders
Pale and beautiful and
Angle of the throat and
Your sweet sad stare

All of the waves that crash upon the shore
Fruitlessly shushing the world
I pledge allegiance to my displacement
My flag of doubt is unfurled

And I'll dream you up on a vast, dark coast
Believe I see you walking toward me, arms outstretched like a Ghost, and I
Want to kiss you but I can't
Down on the river by the sugar plant


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"Down on the River by the Sugar Plant" as written by Mike Doughty Jonathan Maron

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    General CommentGoddamn this song is catchy. Mike Doughty is a genious, it's just too bad that more people don't know him.
    bush_h8eron April 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt really is. Mike is just so great with words.
    Alpha13on December 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHeard this on the Suicide Girls DVD..

    Very catchy tune.
    xCoLDCoNFeSSioNon October 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't agree. I am very thankful that he is not over-exposed. I would hate it if everyone knew this music and it was on the radio all the time. Its more special this way.
    maygon4on September 21, 2008   Link

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