"matinee" as written by and Damien Jurado....
we all cried at the ending
we all stayed for the credits
and i kept my ticket as a souvenir

we found our way by the usher's light
to the place outside where we parked the bikes
underneath a neon sign

matinee
hey hey
why go late
when the movies are cheaper during the day?

we come down about twice a week
to put our feet on the theatre seats
admission's cheap & the soda's free

well, my best friend's girl works the ticketstand
when the boss is gone, she gets us in
we all see a matinee

matinee
hey hey
why go late
when the movies are cheaper during the day?

mmm

we all cried at the ending
we all stayed for the credits
and i kept my ticket as a souvenir

o, my best friend's girl works the ticketstand
when the boss is gone, she gets us in
we all see a matinee

matinee
hey hey
why go late
when the movie is cheaper during the day?

matinee
hey hey
why go late
when the movies are cheaper during the day?


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    General CommentI love how his music is so beautiful, yet he writes such simple lyrics.
    tjwellson February 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNothing much to explain here, it's about him and his friend sneeking into a matinee.
    Cyberghoston December 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBoth commentaries before this one are right. Damien Jurado writes about the day to day things we do. He is showing us that beauty is not in diamonds, or in the mall, or in shiny things, beauty is in other places, the simple ones, the ones that people have been forgetting nowadays.
    Ar-Kikanon May 04, 2009   Link

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