"Organ Grinder" as written by and Sarah Jackson Balliet Matthew Taylor Armstrong....
In the valley the girl waits
At the back of a caravan
Wears a dress made of red woll
For a night on the town with her man

He is good to her
He takes care of her
He holds doors for her
Settles scores for her
He does what he can

Stole a car for the night
Picked her up for the dance
Said farewell to their families
But they'd never come home again

Shine up your shoes and polish off your cufflinks
Go dress up for the ball
In borrowed clothes and fake jewels
We can bend all the rules
We won't' go home until they drag us out

There's a man who runs this place
Built like a chimney and hits like joe brown
He's got tabs on all of the girls
She needs more money to buy her way out
He ain't shit to her
Ain't worth the tears to her
Dares call himself a Christian man
He only gives us the back of his hand

How long?
How long?

But tonight put on your best dress
Go dress up for the ball
With borrowed clothes and fake jewels we can bend all the rules
We won't go home until they drag us out

Shine up your shoes and polish off your cufflinks
Go dress up for the ball
In borrowed clothes and fake jewels
We can bend all the rules
We won't' go home until they drag us out



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"The Organ Grinder" as written by Sarah Jackson Balliet Matthew Taylor Armstrong

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    General Commentah, no comments?!
    This may be my favorite Murder by Death song, I have a handful though this one is still up there.
    They know how to make music. brilliant...
    som3wh4td4m4g3don July 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti consider this an anthem for the less fortunate. they get a bad lot in life, but for one night, they get to be on top. something like that.
    hell_mongooseon September 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's "In borrowed clothes and fake jewels."

    Amazing song.
    veglifeon August 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about prostitute life. About her johns and her pimp.
    darkxstar182on August 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah the chorus goes:

    shine up your shoes
    and polish your cufflinks
    go dress up for the ball
    in borrowed clothes and fake jewels
    we can bend all the rules
    we won't go home until they drag us out
    thefiston April 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSounds like a guy takes his lady to dance and she gets kidnapped and turned into a hooker.
    Shit.
    a_melancholy_soulon April 13, 2009   Link

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