"Skinny Boy" as written by and Amy Millan....
skinny boy, all bones no lies
your so miserable in the mornings
will you will wait up for me?
its sordid and I cant find my feet
and you’ve got lips I could spend a day with.

skinny boy, some where some prostitution.
some devour some doubt some dance.
they're coming with swords through the backdoor,
and there you are on the fence
with those lips I could spend a day with.

when its done ill drink champagne to the lonely
lonely in me
monday, tuesday so lonely
wednesday, thursday only me
friday, saturday only me
here comes sunday…


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    General CommentI love that chick.
    laurengrc08on May 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI can't wait for the albummm.
    cara_donnaon May 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIsn't it:

    "It's sordid..."

    and:

    "some love, some prostitution
    Some denial, some doubt, some dance
    They're coming with swords through the backdoor..."

    and:

    "monday, tuesday, on your knees"

    I'm not sure, I just think it sounds that way. Anyway, it's a brilliant song, which brings great expectations to the album!
    Polsteron May 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing. It's not her full vocal performance, though. I love the lyrics. I just wish you kids would hop to and get the lyrics down, I added All The Miles myself just because I was so impatient! Haha.
    mostlyfabulouson July 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this is the best song on her album. And I don't mean to offend anyone but i think this album's quite mediocre, Amy has such a great voice (especially in the stars) but her songs here sound too country-ish.
    antispacemonkeyon October 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdefinitely, she just doesnt pull off the alt-country thing like, say, neko case (
    fursoftasfuron January 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGREAT SONG! I totally relate.
    ifemme fataleion February 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with the latter two posts, maybe it would've been a better album if she had some electronics in there? like broken social scene mix banjos and beats, and it sounds wicked.
    dustybreezeon April 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love the line about the lips...
    shockdelicaon May 18, 2009   Link
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    General Commentvery relatable lyrics :)
    backyon October 20, 2009   Link

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