Is it a mean streak
You’d swear you’d swear
We never seen a stranger ‘round here
Is it the way the dust clings to the air
But you’d swear you’d swear

Is it a mean streak
A desolation sound
A copy of desire oh nothing’s that far down
A mean streak on a western swing
On TV saying the damnedest thing

Meanstreak
You’d swear you’d swear
We never seen a stranger ‘round here
It’s the way the dust clings to the air
After a stranger’s been there
You’d swear you’d swear

Is it a mean streak
To a certain degree
Come whistling down the crookedest street
A mean streak in the ghost state
Between the certain and the hesitating
A meanstreak
You’d swear you’d swear
We never seen a stranger ‘round here
It’s the way the dust clings to the air
After the stranger’s been here
You’d swear you’d swear

Was that you there?
That was you there
Was that you there?
That was you there

The sssh sound of the bottoms of their boots
On the tops of the grass
As their haywagon rolled past
And I’d swear I’d swear
The way the dust clings to the air
After the stranger’s been here
I’d swear I’d swear
That that was you there


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    General CommentCan anyone figure this one out? Great song, but I can't figure the meaning out to save my life.
    OzzyFan039on February 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTwo things. Firstly, the "stranger" line against the TV reference makes me think this song is about someone real and influential appearing on the news (like a politician) and suddenly saying something that makes them seem like an entirely differently, entirely worse person than you thought. "We never seen a stranger 'round here", we never thought we'd be betrayed by someone who said they had the same morality as we did. The last part about haywagon's might be a sly dig at the current US government as mock-cowboys.
    mhareon March 27, 2007   Link

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