"Rollerskate Skinny" as written by and Bethea Hammond....
Rollerskate skinny and the terrible two's
How can you have everything and nothing to lose?
You and nobody see eye to eye
You're gonna wake up with a ghost instead of a guy

Bulletin board on the wall of a church
Soaking up the city from a top-step perch
You're gonna break down on a midnight date
You're gonna curse this town, you're gonna run late

You're pretty as a penny
Rollerskate skinny
You're pretty as a penny
Rollerskate skinny

Do you want to meet up at the Pickwood Bowl?
We could knock nine down and leave one in the hole
Wouldn't be here if the Athenia hadn't sunk
Or if dear 'ol dad hadn't got so drunk

Every other day is a kick in the shin
Every other day it's like the day just went
But you make it alright, you make it okay
You make me sorta glad that I waited till today

You're pretty as a penny
Rollerskate skinny
You're pretty as a penny
Rollerskate skinny

Rollerskate skinny and the terrible two's
Two years in and it's time to choose
Love feels good when it sits right down
Puts its feet up on the table it and sends a bowl around

Ain't nobody gonna see eye to eye
With a girl who's only gonna stand collarbone high
Rain's gonna come in fair-sized drips
We're gonna go to heaven wearing paper-hat ships

You're pretty as a penny
Rollerskate skinny
You're pretty as a penny
Rollerskate skinny

I believe in love but it don't believe in
I believe in love but it don't believe in me
I believe in love but it don't believe in me

No it don't believe in
Don't believe in



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"Rollerskate Skinny" as written by Murray Hammond Kendall Dewayne Bethea

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    General CommentWinona always gets the good guys! Anyways, great song. I'm listening to it now.
    lilac_lushon June 26, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthe title is taken from "the catcher in the rye" by j.d. salinger. it's how holden decribes his little sister. this whole song reminds me of that book...
    aDorkinSuburbiaon June 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commenttrivia: Rhett wrote this song about Winona Ryder
    korinon August 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love that phrase. rollerskate skinny.
    vadgeon November 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe Athenia is a boat that sunk - Rhett's grandmother was a survivor. More detail is on the Old 97's website. This sound has such energy when you see them live!
    holmie00on October 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI pretty much want nothing more than to see these guys live. My favorite band and I've never seen them. Granted I have onle been to one concert ever.....
    But Rhett really gets some kudos from me. He isn't an idiot. Unfortunately, he is over my head a lot of times.
    ElaineEstelleon February 19, 2006   Link

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