new track from kevin devine and andy hull's side band Bad Books

past 800 miles talking circles about living and loss
you said your sense of humor's always
helped you get above and across
every hurdle, every chasm
every shocking and unspeakable blow
just proves the universe is chaos
so you laugh to clear the lump from your throat
but if you're fixed on being bitter, go be bitter on your own
we're still two hours from al paso arizona
such a long way home

chemicals were coursing through our bloodstreams at
incongruous rates
i was time traveling inward through a past life
i could never erase
you were hangin out the window
said we're just a beggar's banquet in space
and you were laughin at the moon
then you were cursin it for wearing your face
me and new mexico were orphans or is it bastards, either way
i think i know a guy in roswell, hitch a moon ride
steal you back your face

you sleep and whistle blackbird backwards
while my eyes cut her name from clay
wait til mesa arizona, so let it go
she'll change her mind someday
you took the wheel in mesa arizona
i got the rest man, you can drift away

Lyrics submitted by beckalee

Mesa, Arizona song meanings
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    Lyric CorrectionThis song is so perfect. The tempo and emotion get me every.single.time.

    I think at the end it says 'while my eyes cut her FACE from clay'. Or at least that's just what I hear when he performs it. I wish this could be put under Bad Books considering that's the band this is going to be released under.
    allejandraon July 12, 2010   Link

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