baseball season will be starting soon.
but we have no baseball team here.
i've got a house right on the river.
i can see arkansas from where i am.

the dogs are gathered.
and the birds are chattering
and the sun is setting on memphis.
and the sun is setting on memphis.

medicine bottle collection on the window sill
shakes when the cars go past on interstate fifty-five
you are standing above me.
you've washed your face with that apricot scrub again.
i'm glad i'm alive
and your skin is warming up.
and my skin is warming up.
and the sun is setting on memphis.
and the sun is setting on memphis.

Lyrics submitted by weezerific:cutlery

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    General CommentI'm pretty sure I know exactly the place he was writing this song about. They have a music festival called "Memphis in May," right down on the river. As you enter the area where all the bands are playing, the river is to your right (with Arkansas on the other side) and there's a high bluff or levy to your left with a long line of houses whose backs face the river. Most of them have balconies.

    I've seen them play in Memphis before, and seeing as most of those houses are owned by music lovers who live there so they can watch bands play for free every May, I wouldn't be surprised if he had a friend there and wrote the song sitting on one of those balconies.
    goatuniton March 31, 2007   Link

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