"Book of Poems" as written by and Murry Hammond Kendall Bethea....
Rowboat lightning I kissed her yeah it didn't mean a thing
Seems like years ago it was yesterday
Fire drill yell freeze don't hang around long face disease
I got a book of poems that's gonna set you free
Well it's bad luck and it's a hard luck story
And I'm sorry I ain't sticking around
I got a real bad feeling that a book of poems ain't enough
Well it's a sick world and sixteen days
I got nightmares every night
I got a real bad feeling that a book of poems ain't enough
Hardcore uptown not the kind of place you wanna settle down
I only walked her home but that was bad enough
Two trains yell freeze it was a head-on cold now it's a love disease
I got a book of poems you gotta see to believe


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"Book of Poems" as written by Murray Hammond Kendall Dewayne Bethea

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    My InterpretationI can't believe this had never occurred to me before, but this song must sort of revolve around Ryan Adam's first band, Whiskeytown. With the chorus, 'Well it's bad luck and it's a hard luck story and I'm sorry I ain't sticking around' is for the song Hard Luck Story, and 'Well it's a sick world and sixteen days I got nightmares every night' is for the song 16 days. I had listened to this song so much, and I never noticed.
    I love this song, I haven't listened to it much lately.
    kellynindieloveron January 10, 2009   Link

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