Let's take a walk down to the Only
And drink until our kidneys fail
And you can tell me that you want me
And I can think about betrayal
You can leave me thinking, drinking all night
'Cause that's the sharpest nail

And I don't know if I'm coming
And I don't know if I'm going
And I don't know where I'm staying tonight

Let's get a table by the window
Beneath the shot of Chairman Mao
And I can tell you all my problems
Yeah, you can try to hold'em down
This seems a trivial pursuit now
But it's the only game in town

You won't talk about it
But I know there's something wrong
And though I ain't done nothing
I know that's what I've done wrong
'Cause something really sucks... tonight

There's a letter I can't open
And there's a song that I can't write
And there's a book that I can't put down
Here comes another sleepless night
Well, sure I'd like to work this all out
But I know I'm not that bright

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    General Comment"I used to hang out at a place called The Only Caf. I'm a bit of a creature of habit. Ritual and narrative are important to me, even as regards where I hang out and drink. ESPECIALLY as regards... Anyway, The Only is a tiny life raft of Lefties, bohemians, workers and students. A lot of chess playing goes on there... you know. It's a place where I used to go to speak in hushed tones about my life plans - music, travel, politics, philosophy - and be overly dramatic and angst ridden. By the time I wrote the song, it was imbued with such a hallowed history for me that it had achieved that metamorphosis that happens when a place becomes a story." --Ron Hawkins
    NoTimeForAgencyon November 16, 2004   Link

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