"Memphis & 53rd" as written by and Bayles Murchy....
“Come on man,” she said
“We have to leave this town. I can't stand another day without the rain”
I said, “We'll leave now, you can pack our things, let me get the bill and I can make it straight”
It was the same as yesterday

We'd been gone and the miles stretched down the long road
We moved as fast as we could
Through the heat of the desert and the cruelty of that Buick's seat, just to keep on

That night we laid on the floor of the desert but I could barely sleep
Yeah, I had this dream
There was a man in a black car with a man in the back seat and I woke up in a cold sweat with her lying next to me

We sat on the corner of Memphis and 53rd
As they filled the tank, we had a drink
She whispered, “Let's get moving”

The next night we laid on the floor of the desert but I still couldn't sleep
There was a man in a black car with a man in the back seat and I'd wake up in a cold sweat with her lying next to me


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"Memphis & 53rd" as written by Johnson Bayles

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    General Commentthis song is amazing, i love the intro. why hasnt anyone commented this yet.
    soy_sauceon February 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAm I the only one that finds this kind of an.... odd song by Minus the Bear? Same with El Torrente in fact.
    Sadexon February 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti concur...however, i have to admit, when introducing someone to the band it's a great song to start with. it's pro'lly one of my favourites off the record.
    Inshallahon June 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI most definitely just got finished writing a four page english paper all about this song.
    logicalharmon October 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is definitely one of my favourites. the way it builds up and then suddenly gets loud and just.. aah! it's brilliant.
    clearlyon January 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentShe whispered lets get moving.
    My favorite part.
    TheShorelineon January 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfavourite song my minus the bear.
    i swear it is just brilliant.
    imanididiton July 29, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"And I woke up in a cold sweat, with her lying next to me"

    Nice.
    kc_accidentalon August 24, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"And I woke up in a cold sweat, with her lying next to me"

    Nice.
    kc_accidentalon August 24, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"And I woke up in a cold sweat, with her lying next to me"

    Nice.
    kc_accidentalon August 24, 2007   Link

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