"Geraldine" as written by and Robert William Crawford Timothy Seth Avett....
I come from a place
Where every name
And every place
Seem so familiar

In came this progress
In her black dress
Look at the mess
She is a killer

Much like you and I
And every case that's made
There has to be a traitor

It's me this time
And I'm trading fun for right
Will I regret the notion later?

Geraldine's the name that comes to mind
When I go back to reminiscing
Abilene's a woman for my childhood
I spent the evenings kissing

I'm a fool for treating her alive
And loving something cold and rocky
The homophobic gentlemen
They'll barricade but their efforts couldn't stop me

In came this progress
In her black dress
Look at the mess
She is a killer

In came this progress
In her black dress
Look at the mess
She is a killer

In came this progress
In her black dress
Look at the mess
She is a killer

Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh


Lyrics submitted by zliibbe, edited by gergorsamsa1118

"Geraldine" as written by Scott Yancey Avett Robert William Crawford

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    General CommentI'm pretty sure this song is about a guy coming out as homosexual, which rocks his small, conservative town. As even positive change can bring along with it violence and controversy, people unwilling to amend their beliefs are left in the dust; hence, why Miss Progress is a killer.

    I'm not sure what Geraldine's role is exactly, but I see Abeline as a figure the narrator pretended to love to belie his homosexuality, perhaps even to himself.
    gergorsamsa1118on October 04, 2012   Link

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