The smoke it blows
across the lawn
down in the town
at break of down.
The smoke it blows,
gets in our hair,
but all the people don't seem to care.

And now she's gone.
Oh lord, she's gone.
She's in our hair.
She's in our lawn.
And now she's gone.
Oh lord, she's gone.
She'll be in our lawn before too long.

This is not a song about a train, thank god,
so goes this little refrain that we've got,
nor is it a song about a cigarette,
or that lady in a red dress with the castanets.

No, no, no

This is just a song about a book I read
about a guy who goes to see his ex-lover who's now dead
and what goes through his mind
(if anything at all)
as her ashes blow across a cemetery wall.

And smoke it blows,
blows across the suburbs.
And smoke it blows.
Who knows where she'll turn up next?
And smoke it blows.
This could become a real problem.
And smoke it blows.
So someone call the EPA.

Yeah, now she's gone.
Oh lord, she's gone.
She's in our hair.
She's in our lawn.
Yeah, yeah, now I'm gone.
Oh lord, I'm gone,
and i'll be in your lawn before too...


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  • +2
    General CommentIt's about a train.
    BuckWilderon April 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti can't find this song anywhere! can someone please send a link or something of any sort that will help? :-)
    grrsawnon August 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOMFG AMAZING.

    Everytime I hear this song I just wanna jump up and dance, and wear a big square-dancing dress and fling it back and forth in a mind-bedingly fatastic mix of country and indie and classical stylings.

    this song is perfect!
    shellirothon October 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis lyrics are interesting. Where can I listen to the song?
    ervilhamarelaon January 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRemnants of this song's lyrics show up in "Spare-Ohs" on his "Armchair Apocrypha" album.

    This song was made before "The Swimming Hour" came out and cannot be purchased. You must go look for it. If you seek it, you shall find it.
    JasonBuntingon April 24, 2007   Link

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