"Dusty" as written by and Nathan/followill Followill....
Dusty and you are, dirty from chain
Lips of your kisses are sticking like tape
Woke you at sunrise, cold as a grave
I'll cut you some flowers, now don't be afraid
Now don't be afraid

I'm looking for something, just sink in my teeth without any crying
But I can't find no place or nothing,
Where thrills are cheap and love is divine
Home by the river, tall grass and fields,
Pond of willow oak, well for to kneel
Dusty O Dusty, decision night, don't be so pretty,
All laced up in white, all laced up in white

I'm looking for something, just sink in my teeth without any crying
But I can't find no place or nothing,
Where thrills are cheap and love is divine

I'm looking for something, just sink in my teeth without any crying
But I can't find no place or nothing,
Where thrills are cheap and love is divine

I'm looking for something, just sink in my teeth without any crying
But I can't find no place or nothing,
Where thrills are cheap and love is divine

Where thrills are cheap, and love's divine
Where thrills are cheap, and love's divine
Where thrills are cheap, and love's divine
Where thrills are cheap, and love's divine
Where thrills are cheap, and love's divine


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"Dusty" as written by Caleb Followill Nathan Followill

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  • +1
    General Commentthis reminds me of that pat benatar lyric (i thin it's pat benatar) "i need a lover that won't drive me crazy. someone to thrill me, and then go away." he wants passion without the risk of getting hurt.

    haha, don't we all?
    rita meteron November 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is overtly about doing cocaine. You're all fools.
    curlsleinarton March 05, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfor along time i thought this song was about some girl but the other night i was watchin F.B.I. files and it was about this serial killing rapist who called himself dusty.
    EL BASTARDDOon June 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think Dusty is dead, his girlfriend...and i reckon he killed her because he loves her too much and there are other guys here and there and he's scared she'll leave him...so he kills her so she wont'e leave him...and now he's scared of relationships and wants a few stands...and doesnt know how to get them...and he cant be assed really...its probably all wrong but i think thats what its about.

    This song made me cry he is such a beautiful singer and its so slow and sad...im no sentimental sucker either...
    *mona*lisa*smile*on June 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the line "home by the river, tall grass and fields,pond of willow oak well for to kneel" the imagery of that line is up there with pistol of fire and joes head. At the end when caleb sings "her thrills are cheap and love devine" it so beautiful.
    EL BASTARDDOon June 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbut I can't no place or nothing, where thrills are cheap, and love is divine. I love how that line stays in your head long after the song ends.
    subterranean_summeron December 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is pretty damn good, mind...
    Their lyrics are so inspired. And disturbing but touching. King of Leon are so amazing.
    *mona*lisa*smile*on February 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about finding a girl to have sex with without any attachments. For example, a girl you meet backstage and hook up with; she wants to marry you while you assumed it was just a one night stand.
    joshuakinon March 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmm this one can mean so many things but all in all it does sound like a verrrry beautiful story - melancholy yet beautiful...monas not the only sentimental sucker i still cry every time i hear it heehee :'(

    Stay cool
    wasted-timeon April 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti always thought it was "this is your night, youll be so pretty laced up in white"
    Michael05on September 11, 2006   Link

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