doll squad's at the drive-in
it's 1973
the fruit is full and fat this year on the orange trees
which grow in clusters
the city sixty miles away
as the sunset tries desperately to break through the gray
and the stardust came down, royal blue
as the san bernadino sky showered over you

coming home early is always a mistake
but when you see that woman on the sofa something in you breaks
you've got a celluloid tendency to flare out and blaze
and the report sounds once like a failed hymn of praise
and the stardust came down, royal blue
as the san bernadino sky showered over you


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    General CommentAnyone know if the Tura Santana in the title is supposed to be Tura Satana, who stared in "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" ?
    arturuson December 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm sure, since she was also in a movie called The Doll Squad.

    Plus she was known for being a tough girl, and the line, "but when you see that woman on the sofa something in you breaks," reminds me of that. Some woman snapping, as Tura Santana probably would.
    blueoftheskyon July 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHer name was Tura SATANA. The Mountain Goats are my favorite band, and she is my role model. The fact that her name is spelled wrong here upsets me deeply.
    Badgermoleon May 04, 2011   Link

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