Jessica’s got a ropeburn
Jessica’s sliding down
Jessica’s got a bonespur
she’s spiral bound
she’s crashing down down down down

Jessica says that she can’t scale
the stairs while she’s so thin and frail
can’t she see that I’ve got ailments too

Jessica forms attachments but
she likes her foreign films uncut
Tennessee Williams might know what to do

she needs a guywire, not another guy who’s gonna string her along
ever since that torturer came on too strong

(ch, minus last line)
she’s just like
tin-roof ice-cream melting
on a catgut racket
spent all summer wearing
Eisenhower jackets


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    General Commentlove the tennessee williams reference; discovered both franklin and NPB at the same time as williams. that, and due to this reference, frank and tennessee have become inexorably linked in my mind; i can hear bits of streetcar in "in a sourceless light", and obviously williams is present in this song.

    this song has the ability to lodge in your brain and just NOT move.
    green viion August 15, 2007   Link

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