"Spoiled" as written by and Conor Oberst....
Baby got his feelings hurt singing that old standard
You can't break a rule that ain't been made
By starlight chasing ponytails through mushroom clouds and black fields
I don't want to feel this entertained

Sitting on a crowded coach staring at the stereo
Watching all the hippies through the haze
From Gentle Soul to Santa Stones no one wants to be alone
But you know you can't always have your way

So tell me what you are going to do now
You got everything you wanted and you are still let down
Tell me what you are going to do now
You get everything you want and you still feel down

Farmer he is a sentient being sipping on his canteen
Passes it to me but I can't say thanks
Poco she stays clear of me, remembers all those bad scenes
If she'd just sit still I could explain

That every time I fucked her mind it is cause I thought I was in love
And I woke up with that same thought today
Well it so it goes, the ebb and flo, happiness was never us
If it's all free why would you ever pay?

So tell me what you are going to do now
You get everything you've wanted and you are still let down
Tell me what you are going to do now
You get everything you want and you still feel down
Yeah you do
Yeah you do

So tell me what you are going to do now
You get everything you've wanted and you are still let down
Tell me what you are going to do now
You get everything you want and you still feel down
So tell me what you are going to do now
You got everything you wanted and you are still let down
Tell me what you are going to do now
Cause you get everything you want and you still feel down


Lyrics submitted by jethrothekid, edited by bruxadoll

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  • +1
    General CommentI love his old music. and I love his new music too.

    different from each other, but both good.
    klarebear12on February 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti LOVE the 3 new songs Spoiled, Slowly, and Nicorette. I think they are some of the best yet, definitely. They just sound awesome and the writing is pretty great, I can't wait to hear better versions, and eventually hear them recorded. but does anyone else think they sound a little bit more like 'Bright Eyes' songs than Conor Oberst songs?

    I'm probably just thinking that since his CO tour is ending this month and hes gonna go back into writing and recording Bright Eyes, but to me they just feel like BE songs, these 3 songs. I hope at least one of them transitions so it will be on the new album!
    yellowbird999on November 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno way no way, i think this sounds more like his solo album than Bright Eyes songs. whatever, they're both awesome
    tyygeron November 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti hear "i started chasing ponytails through mushroom clouds and mine fields."
    ineedahaircuton November 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin new york on november 8th when he played this song ,
    before the first line , he said another one ,
    it sounds like it went :
    "baby got his feelings hurt , singin' that old standard"
    emma2525on November 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the first lines are "Baby got his feelings hurt, singing that old standard..."
    So yea, I love this song its super cool.
    justicecon November 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh wait never mind, the person before me already noted that. Sorry bout that redundant-ness.
    justicecon November 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAll the songs are on the new album "Outer South" by Connor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band.

    These difinatly don't sound like Bright Eyes songs, he's taken his style in a totally new direction and I doubt he'll go back to Bright Eyes.

    As for this song I think it's about bring high and just thinking over your life and all that you did wrong and wondering what's going to happen to him now.
    Cyberghoston April 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat happened to "Baby got his feelings hurt, singing that old standard",

    "I started chasing ponytails" is "A starlight chasing ponytails"

    "She steers clear of me" is "She stays clear of me"

    the first two stanzas of "Tell me what you're going to do now" have a "So" at the start of the first line.

    this songs amazing and thank you soo much for posting the lyrics!
    gazsafaon April 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"A starlight chasing ponytails THROUGH mushroom clouds and black fields"
    gazsafaon April 23, 2009   Link

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