"Bad News" as written by and Randy Newman....
High on a cliff in Mexico
Staring down at the rocks and the sea below
I can hear the church bells ring
I can hear the choir

I remember the night she left
I drove to the station in the pouring rain
Sat all night behind my big iron desk
The oil on the water made a rainbow

At the end of this bone white gravel road
They both lie sleeping on a feather bed
And her hair is black as the sky at night
But her eyes are gray like the moon
You can run but you can't hide
You can run but you can't hide
You said you love me but I know you lied
You said you love me but I know you lied

Lyrics submitted by archmastermind

"Bad News from Home" as written by Randy Newman

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    General CommentI love the lyrics of this song, even more than the song itself. Anyway, it's pretty clear it's about a man whose wife has left him...feel free to continue your analysis
    NishFetson December 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentA chilling, noir-ish song, as the other posts states, told from the perspective of a man whose wife has left him and who has followed her and her new lover to Mexico to murder them. The song ends with him standing on a road near “where they both lie sleeping on a feather bed”, ominously suggesting what is to follow.
    imperial.bedroomon December 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMurder ballad, plain and simple.
    pumkinhedon April 17, 2008   Link

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