"Flyswatter/Ice Water Blues" as written by and Lyle Pearce Lovett....
Honey put down that flyswatter
And pour me some ice water
And would you bring me my hammer
And could you find me some nails
For soon I'll be going
To work for this living
And with you here to guide me
Then I cannot fail

The morning it stumbles
Right in through the window
And this getting up early
Gets old anyway
And if you listen close dear
The crying that you hear
Is the nighttime lamenting
The start of the day

And it's hotter than concrete
In July in Houston
And it'll get worse here
Before it turns nice
But old Tink's in the backyard
And I swear that boy's so smart
He's got everything ready
So we'll be all right

So honey put down that flyswatter
And pour me some ice water
And though I'll soon be going
Well I haven't gone yet
So come stand here beside me
And hold my hand gently
And tell me do you remember
The first time we met

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"Flyswatter/Ice Water Blues (Monte Trenckmann's Blues)" as written by Lyle Pearce Lovett

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    General CommentI don't know you could get all metaphysical with this and find hidden meanings if you play it backwards but to me it's just one of the simplest, prettiest love songs. Behind every good man you find a real great woman... They sound like an older couple and he finds that anything is possible including the heat in Houston in July, getting up when he'd rather stay in bed and having to work for a living so long as she holds his hands. Him remembering at the end the first time they met would send his woman sky high with admiration too I reckon. Beautiful song from one of my all time favorite albums.
    Splerbon March 31, 2011   Link

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