David had no money for a cab so he got his pelvis smashed with a baseball bat instead. And I guess the guys must've taken whatever money he had that wasn't enough for a cab. Paul got a hundred and fifty stiches when he got his face caved in with a brick. Mary was choked for her bag on her stoop while her children watched and Luke's got his teeth to the curb already. Luke's got his teeth to the curb. And every John is out still tapping morse code on a pint glass when the lights come on at the end of the night. And when the lights come on at the end of the night Billy will still be there. Billy, Billy what can you do? Friends end and help ends when the sunrise is your shore.


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    General Comment:(
    charcoalsketchon February 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHas anyone else noted the biblical connotations to the names used?
    It wouldn't be the first time Kinsella somehow alludes to the bible or religion. I'm not religious; just an observation.
    mrporridgeon December 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYes, I noticed that too...Billy isn't biblical tho...haha.
    strangersagainon February 02, 2009   Link

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