Radio plays a song all night
Miami's just a five hour flight
Didn't you say you don't like what you're doing?

You know, last night I was on TV
Hey, don't that make you think more of me?
I didn't think I'd hate this, man, what I'm doing?

You know out here it almost never rains
and they've hardly heard about hurricanes
Well that's one less thing to care about, just like Miami

There's a lot of love and a lot of laughs
I even get to sign autographs
I'm gonna get my picture taken with Frank, Dean, and Sammy

You know I feel really lonely cause I'm always by myself
Now there's folks around and I'm not behaving properly

I don't eat too good
Don't sleep too good
Don't write too good
Don't drive too good
Don't think too good
Don't drink too good
Don't sing too good
Don't think too good

I'm alright
but I feel so miserable
Where are you tonight?
Oh, Come on come on come on come on come on...

Hold my hand, I've got a new career
But it's still warm out here, yeah it's still warm out here
I know it's lovely there this time of year
But it's still warm out here, yeah it's still warm out here

Hold my hand, I've got a new career
But it's still warm out here, yeah it's still warm out here
I know it's lovely there this time of year
But it's still warm out here, yeah it's still warm out here

Yeah, step right up, come one, come all
Got a great big tree here, watch it fall
..... ....... tryin
and that's not all
(depending on which version it is either:)
a jewel encrusted jar and an urban shawl/ a simple jug jar and an urban shawl
a pencil i scored within the chinese wall/ a person that was born in the chinese wall
a simple little model of the Taj Mahal


Lyrics submitted by oofus, edited by pookaboots, edwoodca

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  • +3
    General Comment

    Actually, the line is: Hey, don't that make you think more of me Not: Hey, don't that make a big bore of me

    Laura in NJon September 16, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    The second line is "C'mon, it's just a five-hour flight".

    The song is about the band deciding to move to L.A. from New Jersey in an attempt to further their career (a flight that would take five hours as opposed to the two hours or so it would take to get to Miami).

    RogerRyanon September 22, 2010   Link
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    This song is the thinnest of metaphors. On the surface, it's about a 50s pop singer moving from Jersey to Florida and leaving behind his loved ones, but of course it's really about an 80s rock band moving from Jersey to LA and leaving behind their loved ones.

    Somehow, that tiny level of abstraction makes the song more powerful. Not because it connects up with their obsession with Frankie, the Rat Pack, Steve & Edie, etc., but because it reminds you that going off to seek your fortune is universal. It's the same thing people did in the 50s, even the same thing the second son of a Duke did 1000 years ago.

    It's the background of every great story every told--but the stories never include all the moments of homesickness in between the excitement of slaying dragons, blowing up the Death Star, or climbing the pop charts.

    falcotronon September 08, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General Comment

    Laura and Roger, above are absolutely correct.

    Also, it's:

    Well that's one less thing to care about, just like me.

    Not: Well that's one less thing to care about, just like Miami.

    And: I'm gonna get my picture taken with Frankie and Sammy

    Not: I'm gonna get my picture taken with Frank, Dean, and Sammy

    And the last: "Don't (?) too good" he repeats the "Don't think too good." Which is clever of John Easdale.

    edwoodcaon May 24, 2011   Link

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