Waking up to cassette tapes and ashtrays all filled up from the night before
Smoke-filled lungs and tapes full of songs and a stranger laying on the floor
Some girls will kiss and some girls will shake in the morning with blood filled eyes
But the sun has a way of making us pay for our reverie-filled nights

So if it lights you up
And if it turns you on
I will sing to you all your favorite songs
The one about a boy who broke your heart and brought you to your knees
It was a slow, sad waltz in three-quarters time by my friends from Tennessee

Well the needle will quiver and the speakers deliver 1974
So here's to the times that we knew we're alive and she always asked for more

So if it lights you up
And if it turns her on
I can sing to you all your favorite songs
The one about a boy that broke your heart and brought you to your knees
It was a slow, sad waltz in three-quarters time by my friends from Tennessee
The one about a boy that broke your heart and brought you to your knees
It was a slow, sad waltz in three-quarters time by my friends from Tennessee

Waking up to cassette tapes and ashtrays all filled up from the night before
Smoke-filled lungs and tapes full of songs and a stranger laying on the floor


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    General CommentI believe that the chorus,
    'The one about a boy who broke your heart and brought you to your knees.
    It was a sad slow waltz in three-quarter time by my friends from Tennesee.' is a referance to the sad, slow Lucero song Nights Like These. They are from Memphis, Tennesee.

    "I've only got this just one wish. I wish I was good enough to make you forget the only boy who ever broke your heart, 'cause nights like these tear me apart."
    BrotherBadSeedon December 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentActually Micah Schnabel has said that his "friends in Tennessee" refers to the band Glossary from Murfreesboro, TN.
    Tomedyon January 27, 2011   Link

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