Smells like autumn smells like leaves,
you don’t know that you’ll rust and not belong so much and then get left alone.
Suck it up take a ride and take a walk.
Don’t you know that old folks homes smell so much like my own.
The Hotcha girls at the Palisades dime store keets…
Pretty birds…
Pretty mouths.

Mamas little truck stop rose,
Her dancy feet her happy laugh.
We were dropping dimes on the ponies in the cul-de-sac,
Casting shadows throwing sparks.
(The mail came from miles away, the postal man is always late, and we wait.)
We left our teeth marks on the barrel of the gun…
The clipper ship across you chest.
(Glass eyes and the wooden teeth, the engine rusted in deep deep sleep and it waits to awake.)
Turns out the pony only had one trick,
A wink for the truck stop boys.
(Tight lipped with a big ‘ol mouth, the government workers all headed south while it rained.)
They learned it all from the Polaroids.

Smells like autumn smells like leaves
you don’t know that you’ll rust and not belong so much and then get left alone.
Suck it up take a ride and take a walk.
Don’t you know that old folks homes smell so much like my own home.
Time bend light,
Paints all feeling.
Wait outside,
Take four rights.

The Hotcha girls at the Palisades dime store keets
pretty birds…
pretty mouths…
Glass eyes and the wooden teeth.
The engines rusted in deep deep sleep…
it waits.
The mail came from miles away,
the postal man is always late, and we wait.
Tight lipped with a big ‘ol mouth,
the government workers all headed south while it rained.
Glassy eyes and the wooden teeth,
the engine rusted in deep deep sleep.
And it waits, and it waits, and it waits, to awake.



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    General Commentbeautiful. if you haven't heard it, download it.
    i spill a loton April 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is truly beatiful and amazing. tells a story, just being young, and being in this deep deep sleep just waiting to wake up
    christopherblazekon June 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHearing this song brings me to tears. It reminds me of old friends that you don't talk to anymore. oooh, the good times.
    peaceinmindon March 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentamazing song, so simple yet so meaningful. It reminds me of the simplicity of childhood and not wanting to grow older but you have to "suck it up" because aging is inevitable.
    turd_fergusonon December 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGlass eyes and the wooden teeth.
    The engines rusted in deep deep sleep�
    it waits.

    What do you guys take from that line? What do you think its saying about the Hotcha girls?
    Jumper7651on June 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBrings me closer to who I maybe was as a young girl. Trafficked to truckers in a shitty Midwest town.

    It's true, things like sex trafficking are times around government workers or other buyers roll through. Just like any other business when prospective clients are around.

    "Momma's little truck stop rose. Her dancey feet, her happy laugh..."
    Lostgirl0518on April 15, 2017   Link

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