"Slow Night, So Long" as written by and Caleb/followill Followill....
Slow nights so long she's frenching out flavour
She's seventeen but I done went and plum forgot it.

No tears are gone they're pooling on the table
No tears are gone they're leaving their mark behind

So far so good she's absolutely wasted.
She's hanging up and changing her story around

I just don't know where leading ladies come from
I just don't where they can be found

She's opening up just like she really knows me
I hate her face but enjoy the company

I'll take you home, to back to Oklahoma
You're not so nice but the sex sells so cheap

Rise and shine all you gold-digging mothers
Are you too good to tango with the poor poor boys

Rise and shine all you gold-digging mothers
Are you too good to tango with the poor poor boys

Rise and shine all you gold-digging mothers
Are you too good to tango with the poor poor boys

Rise and shine all you gold-digging mothers


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"Slow Night, So Long" as written by Jared Followill Caleb Followill

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song expresses the self-hatred Caleb feels after sleeping with a 17 year old girl, who he has nothing in common with.

    They french, so he ignores her age, and has sex with her, but then her imaturity shows, she gets possessive, and her tears "pool on the table," lingering in his memory, leaving their "mark behind." She's talking shit ("changing her story around") as "she's absolutely wasted," and Caleb yearns for a grown-up woman, a "leading lady" he can really relate to ("I just don't where they can be found").

    He's so needy that he "sells" his sex to this young girl he "hates" the sight and sound of, even taking her back to oklahoma with him.

    His final plea is a shout out for real women to come and get him. He's so desperate for this, he opens the door even to gold-diggers, as long as they're fully grown up adult women who can keep him interested:

    "Rise and shine all you gold-digging mothers
    Are you too good to tango with the poor poor boys!"

    Go for it, ladies, he's all yours! :)
    yhtrownuon June 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentnotFRANK, it actually depends on the state. in new york, you have to be 17 to have sex with someone over 18.
    aifoxxon April 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is amazing live... Ecspecially when Eddie Vedder stops by to destroy a tambarine.
    chrome_aviatoron May 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's all about a groupie... cheap skanky slut.
    appletreeon February 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI read that this song was about how Caleb liked Jared's girlfriend, but Jared's girlfriend that Caleb was a dick. It was in Rip and Burn
    KingsOfLeonRock114on June 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKingsOfLeonRock114 is totally right... i read that rip and burn interview aswell........its kind of a love hate thing caleb is going on with her..."I hate her face but enjoy the company"
    mojo_pinon July 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy do I always perceive KOL songs to be about hookers?

    "Rise and shine all you gold-digging mothers, are you too good to tango with the poor poor boys"?
    Foo Fighteron September 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou know how chocolate gives you the feeling of being in love? well this song totally does that for me too! Good song to waken up to in the morning.
    Oh just out of interest...whats the age limit for sex in America? is it like different in different states or what? In the UK its 16.

    Stay cool
    wasted-timeon April 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me this song has so much life and passion,its great esp LOVE the gold digging mothers bit its so catchy
    Juliemoolieon April 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwasted-time, its 18. Under 18 years of the age is a minor. You have to be over 18 to not be a minor. The answer to your question is 18 years old. I guess what I am telling you is that the age limit is 18.
    notFRANKon March 22, 2007   Link

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