"The Desert Babbler" as written by and Samuel Ervin Beam....
As new as he, California’s gonna kill you soon
A bus with boys, but calls in the shadow of the moon
Black houses in the hills and road side hearts
Dying for a place to fall apart

Who knew that you can learn to live without?
Mother Mary’s laying in your mouth now
Big home to catch his warm with grace must whine
Never think this girl is nice to grown

You left a look for him, but you’re far
from the heart like tonight

So quietly we’re lost and were here
The desert put a babbler in your ear
Mean fight away and not miss you again
Boston boys are speeding to the wind now

Back home a hammer always has to fall
Crosses barely hanging on the wall.
Someday I know you’ll never leave me
But we’re far from the heart like tonight


Lyrics submitted by mike, edited by cataphone, coolcrowe, 372jdno, Stockholm, woodskitty, mebeforee

"The Desert Babbler" as written by Samuel Ervin Beam

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    My InterpretationI get the feeling has something to do with returning to a home that's grown far more religious than you, or vice versa. Wish I knew what the Barstow Boys were, I feel like it's key to the meaning.
    Jalamookoofooon October 04, 2013   Link
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    My OpinionWhy even post it if the lyrics are so far off?
    woodskittyon September 17, 2014   Link
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    TranslationIt's New Year's Eve
    And California's gonna kill you soon
    The Barstow boys
    Bug eyes in the shadow of the moon

    Black houses in the hills and roadside haunts
    Dying for a place to fall apart
    Who knew what you could learn to live without
    Mother Mary's lying in your mouth, now

    Back home the kitchen's warm with Christmas wine
    And every girl has got an axe to grind
    You live to look for hell, man
    But you're far from the hard light tonight

    So quietly we lost another year
    The desert put a babbler in your ear
    He will find a way to not miss you again
    Barstow boys all spit into the wind

    Back home the hammer always has to fall
    Cross is barely hanging on the wall
    Some day I know you'll never leave me
    But we're far from the hard light tonight

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    woodskittyon September 18, 2014   Link

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