"well this here is the story about one common fellow and his adventures.
And a little face nestled in the back of his mind
A little place he rolled on by like a tumbleweed"

When the city awakes and the garbage trucks trump their horns
On the corner of the street there's two hobos and me
and we're not that different
We got one pair of jeans
One, Two, Three
A penny
But look at me plus I'm (or pour some) in a rock and roll magazine
Oh yeah-ah-ah

I just flew over the coo coo nest
A hundred thousand miles east or west
That's why I gave up (no idea) to have the space for two
And when I lost the life inside of my head
I swear we're gonna get that publishing check
But on a day like today with no gas in the tank
My belly's kinda empty just like my faith
Oh yeah-ah-ah

And it can be so frustratin' when you can't be accomplished and the things imagined in your head
And all the girls don't go to the beach no more
they just daydream it all behind a desk
Yeah they don't go down to the beach no more
they just daydream behind a desk
yes, yes, yes.


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    General Commentthe title is "ol' rum davies", not "of rum davies".

    i like this song. it makes me feel goofy, like i'm in some sort of old southern cartoon.
    aaron_kaumpon April 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCrap, you're right. In my music player it looks like "Of".
    wtfmateson August 08, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"That's why I gave up hotel floors to have the space for two"

    mayyyyyyyybe?
    brobeeon October 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commentofficial from the booklet:

    when the city awakes and the garbage trucks trump their horns
    on the corner of the street there’s two hobos and me
    man we’re not that different we got one pair of jeans one two three a penny
    but look at me boys i’m in a rock n roll magazine!
    i just flew over the cuckoo’s nest 100,000 miles east to west
    that’s why i gave up motel floors to have a space for two
    and when i lost the left side of my head
    i swear we’re going to get that publishing check
    but on a day like today with no gas in the tank
    my belly is kind of empty just like my faith
    cause it can be so frustrating
    when you can’t be accomplishing the things you imagine in your head
    all the girls don’t go to the beach no more
    they just daydream it all behind a desk
    Druckon June 15, 2009   Link

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