In this town television shuts off at two
What can a lonely rock & roller do
Oh the bed's so big and the sheets are clean
and your girlfriend said that you were 18
The styrofoam icebucket is full of ice
Come up to my motelroom treat me nice
I don't wanna make no late night New York calls
and I don't wanna stare at them ugly grassmatt walls
chronologically I know you're young
but when you kissed me in the club you bit my tongue
I'll write a song for you, I'll put it on my next L.P
Come up to my motelroom, sleep with me !
There's a Bible in the drawer don't be afraid
I'll put up the sign to warn the cleanup maid
Yeah there's lots of soap end ther's lots of towels
never mind them deskclerk's scowls
I buy you breakfast, they'll think you're my wife
Oh come up to my motelroom, save my life
Come up to my motelroom, save my life

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    Song MeaningOne of Loudon's classics. It shows the fragile side of a musician on tour, longing for companionship and believing that he deserves more than he is entitled to. There is the lure of the spotlight on one hand, and the reality of being an artist on the other.
    TRaeCHon April 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI agree about the above, I feel like Loudon is really crying for help in this. That despite touring and having fans and performing, that his life is so empty. In the live version when he sings "when you kissed me in the club you bit my tongue" the audience laughs, but you as a viewer know that it really isn't the reaction he wants. It's a feeling of helplessness.
    julepteaon August 20, 2016   Link

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