"Yawning Or Snarling" as written by Robert Baker, Gordon Downie, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois and Gordon Sinclair....
One day in El Paso
The cops go into the crowd
Under a glaring bladder of light
And the music is so loud
And the tourists take their T-Shirts off
A busload of kids gives you the finger
Afternoon when the sidewalk's hot
And the shadows too chilly to linger
Walk past damaged goods and ugly trends
Past a strawman making a purchase
Downtown where the river bends
They're just waiting for you to resurface
Take a look at this photograph
Clearly his teeth were bared
He coulda been yawning or snarling
The story was never clear

One night in El Paso
The cops go into the crowd
Under a throbbing bladder of light
And the music is just so loud
And the tourists turn their TV's off
And a bat sees a bug with the sound of a linger
Night time when the shadows cough
And you're chilled to the tips of your fingers
Walk past damaged goods and ugly trends
Past ol' strawman making a purchase
Downtown where the river bends
They're just waiting for you to resurface
Take a look at this photograph
Clearly his teeth were bared
He coulda been yawning or snarling
He coulda been anywhere


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"Yawning or Snarling" as written by Gordon Sinclair Gordon Downie

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    General CommentThis song is made for headphones. Try it out and tell me I'm wrong.
    Wilkson March 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the story of a homeless man in El Paso, Texas and all the shit he experiences routinely. What do you think?
    OpinionHeadon March 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is the best song ever...period...double period.
    OpinionHeadon May 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's a creepy song! lol givves me chills
    Daryl24on November 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSounds like a group of cops combing the usual suspects in a high crime area (prostitution/drugs) with a photo of an alleged criminal. Love the music. Lyrics are too plain to know if it's any particular incident they're referring to.
    HipAnonon January 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentright you are, this song is definitely made for headphones
    neiltorthecreatoron October 22, 2009   Link

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